There are many causes of neck pain, stiffness and discomfort. We will focus on things that cause this that you can change in your daily life in order to help reduce the occurrence and severity of this type of pain. The first is your work-station set-up. I will not go into all of the specifics of proper work-station ergonomics, I will talk only about the part that causes neck pain. This is the position of the monitor. The monitor should be up at eye level so that while working you are able to keep your head back over your shoulders.