Torticollis: how to relieve pain

stiff neck Surely at some point in your life you will have suffered what is commonly known in medicine as stiff neck . In fact, it is practically a nuisance or very common problem that thousands of people suffer every day.

Specifically, the stiff neck is an inflammation of the cervical nerves, which may have a congenital origin (present at birth), or develop both in children and adults due to damage to the nervous system, or simply by a totally temporary muscle damage.

However, in order to prevent it, it is convenient to know which ones tend to be Symptoms of torticollis most common, their Causes how is your treatment (you can know more about some exercises for the neck ) and how prevent it .

Causes of torticollis

One of the causes of torticollis More frequent is the adoption of certain postural habits, such as, for example, keeping the neck in a bad position while studying or working, and even sleeping in a sudden position that does not allow relaxing the muscles of the neck.

Another of the most frequent causes is the one called as whiplash, produced for example by a sudden braking with the vehicle.

Also certain infections can be causes that lead to the appearance of the feared stiff neck , or herniated discs.

Symptoms of torticollis

  • Muscle pain usually in the neck, back or head.
  • The muscles of the neck feel stiff. There may be tremor or spasms.
  • The head is usually a little crooked, especially the chin, which assumes a strange position at the same time that the shoulder of the injured side rises a little.

The best treatment

Generally the stiff neck it usually disappears little by little with the passing of days, especially as the inflammation that has caused its appearance goes down.

Between torticollis treatment more usual we can find with the application of heat in the area, which will help positively relieve pain due to inflammation.

However, in case the stiff neck continue in time, it is best to go to the doctor, who will ask us about the symptoms and make a medical history, then practice a physical examination and, in some cases, you can get an MRI or an X-ray.

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