What is Acute Wry Neck?
A sudden onset of sharp neck pain that is commonly associated with stiffness, pain and limitation of movement. The pain and restriction is typically caused by a cervical joint that has become jammed or inflammed.
Acute wry neck typically occurs for what appears like no reason after waking or after a sudden quick movement of your head. It may be a result of unusual movements, sleeping in swkawrd positions or prolonged abnormal postures prior to the onset of pain.
What we do to fix it:
- Soft tissue massage to release the muscles attaching to the neck. This not only reduces spasm and pain but helps restore normal movement.
- Joint mobilization of the specific affected joints in your neck to allow the joints to glide over one another again.
- Specific exercises to decrease pain and increase range of movement
Suitable Products sold at our clinics:
- Heat pack
- Posture Assessment Kinesio Capture