What is Wry Neck? | Wry Neck Treatment
People who sit at a desk in front of a computer for long periods often complain about a stiff neck. According to the latest stats, nearly 20% of adults experience neck pain at some point in their life. In most cases, all you need is a little stretching, or perhaps the application of a hot/cold pack to resolve it. However, when neck pain becomes ongoing and does not respond to any home-based remedies, you may have developed “torticollis” more commonly known as “wry neck”. People suffering from acute wry neck may experience debilitating pain and difficulty in performing daily tasks. Fortunately, our wry neck treatment can help relieve the pain and spasm associated with torticollis.
“A wry neck is a relatively common musculoskeletal dysfunction characterised by sudden onset of stiffness and pain in the neck or upper back region of the body“
How Can Wry Neck Treatment Help?
Unfortunately, it is hard to prevent wry neck, however, if you seek treatment as soon as possible you can stop it from becoming worse and resolve it quickly. Wry neck treatment is aimed at relaxing the contracted neck muscles and restoring the range of movement. Our remedial massage therapists uses a combination of techniques such as:
- Deep tissue massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Passive stretching
- Gentle joint mobilisation to help the tissues of your neck relax
Benefits Of Wry Neck Treatment
Since remedial massage focuses on the assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues, it is regarded as one of the best options for relieving pain and restoring movement associated with wry neck. Here are some of the benefits of wry neck treatment:
- reduces muscle tension
- lengthens muscle fibers
- increases blood flow
- reduces pain
- reduces inflammation
- increases flexibility and joint movement
If you would like any further information or book a session give us a call.
Melbourne Natural Therapy
Remedial Massage Melbourne
Wry Neck Treatment
03 9645 9923