What to Do with Stiff Neck Pain After Waking UpĀ and Can’t Move Your Neck

Neck pain is not a great way to wake up!

Did you wake up with a kinked neck and unbearable pain?
Are headaches and kinked neck pain keeping you from turning your head?
Your headaches with a kinked neck and pain make it difficult to drink or eat?
You wonder what in the world did you do to your neck to give you this headaches with neck pain?
You may have slept in a weird position, you may have a terrible bed or pillow or you may be suffering from the aftereffects of a nasty accident..

Pain in Neck, Kinked Necks and Proper Sleep

Sleeping in a correct and comfortable position is essential. Sleeping on your stomach can do all kinds of terrible things to your neck and back. Sleeping in awkward positions can create stiffness. Sleepers who move around a lot at night can often strain necks or end up in awkward positions without realizing it. We have seen many Salt Lake City -area patients who wake up unable to turn their heads or be in unbelievable stiff neck pain because their heads were just positioned incorrectly during the night.

Neck Pain and Cervical Support Pillows

One way to avoid morning neck pain is to make sure you are sleeping properly in the most relaxed position feasible. A cervical support pillow is an excellent help. A neck pain support pillow is one of the best at relieving pain and gently correcting a military neck, a condition also known as cervical kyphosis or neck hyperextension. A cervical support pillow can help keep you comfortable so you do not toss and turn in the night.

What Do Chiropractors Do to Help the Pain in My Neck?

Chiropractic manipulation has been shown to be effective in the treatment of many patients with chronic whiplash symptoms. Our offices can treat using traction devices, which return the neck to a normal anatomical position. We can also use electrical muscle stimulation techniques, massage, and will teach you exercises to stretch and strengthen neck muscles. In addition, we can help you learn proper posture and provide special therapeutic pillows to help you end neck pain for good.

What Exactly is Wrong with My Neck?

There are many symptoms related to neck injuries and kinked necks. You might have neck pain radiating from the neck down and across one or both shoulders, with a restricted range of neck movement. There can be injury symptoms of tingling, numbness, stiffness, or pins and needles in the arm or hand. Personal injuries patients have described severe neck pain with full range of neck movement and no neurological symptoms, but there can also be unusual symptoms such as blackouts, visual disturbance, queasiness and vomiting and chest pain.

Is Chiropractic Care Effective with Neck Pain?

Chiropractic treatment can be effective for chronic whiplash injuries and all other types of neck pain. Patients often complain about severe pain in the absence of physical signs or, bizarre symptoms whiplash injuries. Chiropractic treatment in the management of chronic whiplash injuries results in improved efficacy of such treatment.