If your neck is painful, you may have difficulty moving it. It is often more difficult to move your head to one side than the other. Many people describe this painful reduction in movement as having a stiff neck.
Neck pain may be caused by any of the structures in the neck. These structures include muscles, nerves, bones (vertebrae) and the discs between the vertebrae. Neck pain can originate come from structures near the neck, such as the shoulder, jaw, head, and upper arm.
Physiotherapy is a very effective way to treat a stiff neck.
By far the most common cause of a stiff neck is a muscle strain or soft tissue sprain. In particular, the levator scapulae muscle is susceptible to injury. Located at the back and side of the neck, the levator scapulae muscle connects the neck’s cervical spine with the shoulder. This muscle is controlled by the third and fourth cervical nerves (C3, C4).
The levator scapulae muscle may be strained throughout the course of many common, everyday activities, such as:
Physiotherapy can significantly accelerate your recovery from a stiff neck. Your physiotherapist will diagnose your problem, advise which structures are causing it and determine the severity of your injury. This will enable your physiotherapist to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Book your appointment with Dr. Abhishek Karmalkar for best neck pain treatment in Pimpri Chinchwad. Treatment may involve: