Wry Neck physio East Grinstead
The term “wry neck” describes a condition whereby the neck suddenly becomes stiff and painful. Turning the head to the side (usually one side more than the other) and looking up can cause a severe “catching” pain. The muscles on one or both sides of the neck may also go into spasm and pain may be felt from the base of the skull right down to the shoulder blade and outwards to the top of the shoulder.
WHAT CAUSES OF WRY NECK?
There are various causes, the most common being:
TREATMENT OF WRY NECK
In most cases, if treated immediately by the physio, wrynecks respond exceptionally well to treatment in 3-4 days. Mobilisations and heat are applied to loosen the neck joints and reduce the pain and muscle spasm.
HOME TREATMENT FOR WRY NECK
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