Stiff neck and frequent headaches

I clicked my neck Yesterday – as I do a lot. But it was really painful and now my neck is stiff down the left side. I don’t have full movement in my neck and my head is tilted to the right side. Also I noticed that my shoulders are very unaligned as well. It really hurts when I put strain on my neck, like if I’m trying to sit up. I also suffer with headaches almost every day, some days worse. I click my neck and back a lot throughout the day. I’m not sure if that’s a good idea or not. I wonder if I should see a chiropractor about my neck, incase my headaches could, in some way, be linked to any pressure down the neck/spine.I’ve had a stiff neck once before but it went away after a few days, however, that time my head was locked straight unlike now, its at an angle. Ive also been to a doctor about my headaches before – he just asked me some questions and said it was stress but they have continued even after i have done stress relieving things. I am not taking any medication. I have taken paracetamol to try and relieve my neck pain but nothing happened. I took 1 co-codamol last night and it eased the pain a bit. It feels like an aching, stiffness on the left side of my neck, but it’s also causing the back of my neck to ache as well. Thank you.

 

Hi,

This sounds like a typical case of spinal joint movement problems (some are hypermobile and others probably hypomobile) with associated muscle spasms.

A chiropractor would probably be able to help you sort it out but will need to take a case history and examine you thoroughly first.

Find someone nearby and give them a go!

Kris

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