Crick In Shoulder And Neck

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can I do for a severe crick in the neck?
    I woke up with a severe crick on the left side of my body. It hurts from my neck, to my shoulder, all the way to that side of the my back. I cant even sit up straight or look straight because it hurts so bad. I have work in a few hours is there anything I can do to relieve the pain at least a little?

    • ANSWER:
      Jess, sit in a straight chair and turn your head to the right as hard as you can for 30 seconds and then relax for 15 seconds. Repeat this twice more and then do the same movement to the left 3 times. Then raise the left arm up as high as it will go and note the height achieved. Lower the arm and do the same on the right. One arm is going to elevate higher so start with the arm that went up the highest. Raise that arm up as high and hard as you can for 30 seconds and then rest for 15 seconds. Repeat this twice more and then do the opposite arm exactly the same way 3 times. Do these movements at least twice a day. It will take a few days but it will work bring the neck back to normal much sooner. If left alone or even with muscle relaxers it would normally take close to 2 weeks to open up.

  2. QUESTION:
    does anyone know any home remedies for a crick in the neck?
    oh my gosh..this crick in my neck hurts so bad...can anyone help me out and give me some home remedies i can try besides taking tylenol..cause i'm already doing that :) thanks so much!!

    • ANSWER:
      This is going to hurt pretty bad, but it WORKS! Your muscles, tendons, whatever, are in a bind. You need to slowly turn or bend your neck in the direction it hurts. Turn it until it hurts and hold it there until you can turn it even more. Do this until your neck losens up. It will lessen the pain substantially once you have relieved those muscles from the kink that they are in. Your muscles will still be sore afterward but you will be able to move your neck. Also see if you can get someone to lightly massage your neck for you. This will help relax the muscles as well. And drink plenty of water. If there is a lactic acid buildup in your muscles the water will help to flush it out.

      I had a crick so bad one time that I couldn't straighten my neck at all. I had to walk around with my head basically resting on my shoulder because the pain was so bad. My father told me to do this and it worked.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best complementary treatment for neck, shoulder, and knee problems?
    I am 38 years old, for years I have had chronic stiffness and strain in my neck, if I try to move it. Also, I have had aching and straining in my knees whilst walking up stairs or up hills. When I wake up in the morning I feel about 90! Massage does not seem to help.

    • ANSWER:
      Chiropractic or osteopathic treatment where they manipulate your spine would hopefully correct any misalignments which cause referred pain such as you describe. Also your matress may not be suitable as you say you feel ancient when you wake up! Look for an orthopaedic matress as too soft or too hard beds put plenty of cricks in all sort of places.

      Also taking a supplement with chondrotin and glucosamine will help keep joints supple if there was any underlying arthritic causes.

      These have both worked for me anyway!!

  4. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a really bad crick in your neck?
    I have one on the top right corner of my neck and on my shoulder connecting to my neck, i cant turn or hardly move my neck because of the crick in my neck, how do i get rid of it before school? I cant go buy something

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