Laura Williams Bustos, MS, ACSM EP-C

I'm a fitness expert with a master's degree in exercise science and certifications in exercise physiology, yoga, sports nutrition, sports conditioning, behavioral change, and youth fitness. I've written professionally in the field for more than 10 years, with bylines in Men's Journal, VerywellFit, Runner's World, Health, LiveStrong, Onnit,, and Thrillist. I'm also the author of the internationally-published book, Partner Workouts, published by DK Books. In addition to writing about health and fitness, I worked as a professor of exercise science for three years.
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Have a Crick in Your Neck? Why It Happens and How to Fix It

That sudden shooting neck pain that stops you in your tracks? It's probably a crick in your neck, but it's important to pay attention to the symptoms, know the potential causes, and understand how to treat it.