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Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Pillow

People often report having a "crick" in their necks. This catchall phrase refers to a variety of neck ailments, the most common of which involves the inability to turn the head or use the affected arm after sleeping in an abnormal position. 

The fact is that a person can experience considerable pain in the neck and/or along the shoulder blade after sleeping on an unfamiliar pillow. As a result, strained muscles can go into spasm, causing stiffness. Or, it may be that the ligaments surrounding small facet joints (two of which are in each pair of vertebrae, to allow movement) can become strained and throw the muscles into protective spasm. Massage and physical therapy may help.

We know that a pain in the neck is more than just an expression. When your back or neck hurts, everything else seems out of whack. Our caring and experienced therapists will work with you to discover your unique needs and then create a therapy regimen to help alleviate your pain for you. We are also happy to come to your home to provide treatments if you can't travel easily (Medicare beneficiaries only). Call us at 949-429-3220 to make an appointment or visit our facility at 27136 B. Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano.

P. S. If you are prone to cricks in your neck, the physical therapist can help you evaluate your lifestyle, pinpoint possible causes, and propose appropriate preventative measures and treatments.