Wry neck is a painful condition that is often caused by sleeping in a draft, having a cold or flu but most of the time, it’s not really known where it comes from. However, when you have it, you know it and the question becomes how can I fix wry neck?
This question is specifically pertinent when you consider that the condition could last up to four or even six weeks if left untreated. Obviously you would want to be out of pain much quicker. How can you do this? The simple answer is through chiropractic care. With chiropractic care, manual manipulation of the neck can decrease this time and perhaps get you out of pain under a week depending on severity.
Chiropractic treatment would do this through techniques such as traction, myofascial release techniques, stretches and more. Moreover prescribed exercises and stretches to do at home may also be given to help speed up recovery and also help prevent it from happening again.
Instruction on better posture may also be given.
But what if you can’t get into see us? Perhaps it’s the weekend?
There’s a couple of things you can do to help with the pain. Icing the area for no more than 20 minutes at a time will help. Secondly, some simple stretching exercises can help too, but don’t push it too hard and if it really hurts, stop what you are doing and wait until you see us. Also hanging your head backwards over the edge of your bed while laying flat for several minutes can help decompress your neck and give you some relief. So there’s a few ways to answer the question how do I fix wry neck.
But if the symptoms persist, simply come in and see us and we will be able to help you.
If you are suffering from pain, do not hesitate in contacting us today. We are walk in friendly and would love to help you out of pain. Call today (509) 327-4049 or simply walk in and we will help you.