Why Do I Have a Crick in the Neck?

//Why Do I Have a Crick in the Neck?

Have you ever woken up with your neck stuck in spasm, or had that crick in the neck? Many of us have had this experience. The pain starts in the neck, limits your range of motion, is painful upon movement, then radiates down your neck into your shoulder blade. Most people say, “I must have slept wrong.” In this article, we explain a likely underlying cause of the stiffness is in your neck in addition to offering a solution.

Prior Neck Injury and that Crick in the Neck

It is likely that the pain you feel had its genesis years ago from a neck injury. Whiplash, sports injuries, birth, and other trauma can cause structural damage to the joints in the neck. As a result, this underlying weakness can predispose the person to “sleep wrong” and getting a “crick” in their neck.

There can be many different scenarios that contribute to having a “crick” in the neck. Imagine you are 15 years old and sustain a sports injury or whiplash from a car accident. The trauma tears soft tissue, ligaments, and tendons surrounding a few joints in your neck and skull. As a result, the structure and posture of the body adapt to the injury. Over time, your body has tighter muscles on one side of the neck compared to the other. The normal cervical curve is lost. Now the joints in the neck do not “fit” the way they did when your neck structure was healthy.

This structural adaptation to the neck injury and subsequent weaknesses in the spine pre-dispose many to have an occasional knot in their necks. The person doesn’t understand that the pain they feel once or twice a year isn’t because of a bad pillow, but the result of an imbalance in body posture. How do you deal with this underlying structural problem?


Upper Cervical Springfield can help you improve structural balance, stability, and health.

Tired of the Constant Pain?

Schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Schurger at Upper Cervical Springfield. He is a chiropractor who is focused on removing interferences. therefore restoring the body to normal function. Get to the root cause and do not treat the effects. Start your journey back to health today!

Complimentary Appointment

Having a crick in the neck may get you into an Upper Cervical Chiropractic office searching for a “fix”. As a result, that crick might be a blessing in disguise. Upper Cervical Chiropractic has a singular goal: to correct cervical spinal misalignments that interfere with the central nervous system. Correcting nerve interference allows the body to function at its best. Symptoms and suffering can be a motivator for people to look for health solutions.

Upper Cervical care is not a treatment for any disease or symptom. However, when Upper Cervical Spinal Misalignments are corrected, the body strives towards structural balance, better health, and optimal function.

In conclusion, many patients come to our office because their friend or family member recovered from an ailment. Getting upper cervical care to fix your crick in your neck may have bigger health blessings than you first thought. The motto of upper cervical care is, “nature needs no help, just no interference”. By removing the blocks to normal function, better health and healing can be expected! Get your head on straight!!

2018-04-12T00:01:03+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Neck pain|