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What causes stiff neck?

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Dr. Saurabh Gupta

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: One has a stiff neck....and so one turns his head left and right to try and stretech the muscles/unstiffen the neck.....you end a doing it numerous times during your workday..

Is this actually helping, or making it worse, and one becomes more and more awre of the irritation...
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Actually it is helping.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Stretching the muscle will be helpful to relive the spasm. Actually it is helping. Stress reduction and doing hot fomentation will be helpful.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta 2 days later
So when I turn my head left and right, or up or forward. Am I putting muscles back into place?
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
You actually stretching the muscle and relieving the spasm.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

When you turn your head left and right, or up or forward, you actually stretching the muscle and relieving the spasm.

Warm regards.
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