Hi, Thanks for query. In absence of fever or vomiting. .. such neck pain after waking up in mirning.. could be due to sprainin neck muscles following awakard head position while sleeping. Muscle relaxent ointments over the counter (like relaxil)should be tried along with pain pills for a couple of days.Any ear infection needs to be excluded... do not put a match stick,pins to clean ear. Do not put oil to soothe it. Consult family physician in case of ear problem,no reliefwith home care,appearance of untoward signs like voomiting-fever -excessive neck tenderness . Thanks.