Neck pain can be frustrating and affect all aspects of your daily life.
Posture and accidents are the most common causes of neck pain. Neck and upper back pain is most commonly felt in those with sedentary jobs, but may also be experienced by athletes who are commonly in one posture such as cyclists or wicket-keepers.
Sudden jerking of the head back and forth causes whiplash injuries. Whiplash is a neck sprain in which the ligaments and muscles that connect the spine are suddenly overstretched. Pain and stiffness may take a few hours or days to develop after an injury.
A wry neck is a common and painful neck injury. It is the sudden onset of severe neck pain accompanied by spasm of the neck muscles, causing the neck to bend or twist away from the painful side. It most commonly occurs after a sudden movement, usually rotation. This common condition, which usually occurs on one side of the neck, is a protective reaction of the body to safeguard the neck. The precise cause of a wry neck is not known. It may be the result of a minor injury or simply sleeping with the neck in an unusual position. There are numerous joints in the neck, mostly small swivel joints called facet joints, which give the neck such good flexibility. Wry neck seems to be an injury to one or more of the facet joints, these joints become jammed or locked. The result is a painful, protective muscle spasm.
Your physiotherapist will explain your injury and what they can do to help you.
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