How To Know If Your Neck Stiffness Needs Treatment
Neck stiffness is a very common problem people will go to a chiropractor with. Sometimes it will go away on its own. However, this episode of neck pain or neck stiffness may be the start of a cycle that repeats itself every few weeks. Chronic neck stiffness can lead to a permanent decrease in range of motion that will leave you with disability and possibly chronic pain. This is because when the biomechanics (movements) of the neck joints are disrupted the long term outcome of that condition can be arthritis. The degenerative changes that come with arthritis can be very painful and have a big impact on your quality of life.
This video explains, in a bit more detail, the importance of treating this type of injury where the outcome is neck stiffness. It also contains two really good exercises that can be used in most cases of neck stiffness.