1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email
New research suggests that doing strength training for your painful neck and shoulder muscles may be just the thing.
Photo: (c) Goldstein
A "crick in the neck" is not an official medical diagnosis, and therefore the term means different things to different people. For many, a "crick in my neck" is something they wake up with after a night of awkward pillowing or body positioning. It can also be an ergonomic event - you know the experience - you spend hours huddled over your computer with your upper body in a kyphosis which bothers your neck because you have to use those muscles to keep you head lifted so you can see. A few coworkers wanted to know what a crick in the neck really is. So I asked a physical therapist and two physiatrists.


No comments yet. Leave a Comment
Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>
  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Back & Neck Pain

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.