Treatment for Wry Neck Injuries

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Pathology

Wry neck injuries are a relatively common injury. It is characterized by sudden onset of sharp neck pain with deformity and limited range of movement. It can occur with either a sudden, quick movement or on waking up. A common cause is when you wake up after sleeping in an awkward posture or moving from unusual position. There is usually a lot of muscle spasm and pain.

Classification/Assessment

At Pro Physio SA, our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists will thoroughly assess your neck, looking at the joints, the muscles and nerves around your neck and shoulder and find out what is causing your pain and contributing to it.

Treatment

At Pro Physio SA, our musculoskeletal physiotherapists will thoroughly assess your neck, looking at the joints, the muscles and nerves around your neck and shoulder and find out what is causing your pain. Treatment of a wry neck may include: massage, manipulation, mobilization, traction, electrotherapy, heat, acupuncture and posture correction. They will provide you with advice to help you manage your pain and will help you through your rehabilitation to return you to normal.

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