No, the persistent pain does not necessarily imply that a nerve is injured; it could simply indicate that there is ongoing inflammation and this is not unusual in association with muscle cramps. Just allow it a few days of rest with a soft neck collar plus pain medications +/- muscle relaxants and the pain should resolve gradually.
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