Neck pain can be described as a “kink” in the neck, stiffness or even severe and sharp pain. This pain can spread from the base of the skull to the shoulders, the upper and even down your arm. Neck pain can also cause headaches. Because of this neck pain, your ability to move your neck can be limited. Most of the time movement to one side is restricted. This pain may prevent you from being able to look up or down or to look over your shoulder.
Neck pain is often caused by injury (a sprain or spasm) to the muscles around your neck or inflammation of the vertebral joints. Daily activities can be limited as well as an interruption in your sleeping because of pain. Resolving the spasms and improving range of motion will help to reduce the pain and allow you to return to your daily activities.
I’m Steve Taylor, Physical Therapist of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
Moving You To A Pain-Free Lifestyle