A stiff neck is a condition when pain is experienced when attempting to turn or move the neck. In most instances it involves the levator scapulae muscle, which is located at the side and back of the neck and connects the neck to the shoulder. Sometimes a stiff neck occurs in conjunction with a headache. There are many other muscles and tendons around the neck area that can get tight, irritated, and spasm a little.
Common causes for a stiff neck include poor posture, stress, extra hard work, even reading too much, holding the neck and/or shoulders in an unnatural position (such as talking on a standard telephone “hands free”), sleeping without proper head support, or even exposure of the neck to a cold draft. Chronic infections, flu, Lyme, etc., can also include neck pain. Many of my patients have had injuries from auto accidents and/or sports or exercise related strains, and most of us have times of stress.
Acupuncture is really helpful. Really fast. Often, relief is felt at the first treatment, and usually only a few are needed. When longstanding pain or injuries are the cause, then more treatments will be needed. We will look into your history of health and include your other symptoms in our considerations. Acupuncture is good at reducing the tension in the neck tendons and muscles.
Sciatica and Neck Pain Disappeared Almost Immediately
“I came in to Ingri with severe neck pain and sciatica, with a pain level of 7 from a scale of 1-10. After only two treatments, I am feeling excellent! The sciatica and neck pain disappeared almost immediately, and the chronic muscles in my neck and upper back have improved dramatically. On a scale of one to ten now…my pain is at a zero!” — Stephanie G., Bethel, CT
My Neck Pain Was Better in 3 Days!
“My neck pain caused numbness and tingling constantly in my hand. After one acupuncture treatment, I was 70% better for 3 days! It worked really well! I will have more treatments! “– N. Lowden, Danbury, CT
I Am Finally Living Comfortably After Years of Neck & Back Pain
“I came to Ingri with neck and back pain, with my pain being an “8” on a scale of 1-10. After just 5 treatments, I have 50% improvement. After years of living uncomfortably, I’m finally feeling comfortable!” — J. Guertin, Bethel, CT
Acupuncture Helped Right Away!
“My neck and back have been hurting for several years. After just two treatments, I feel a 70% improvement! It was great to have such a quick improvement! So remarkable that acupuncture helped right away!” — Juilia G., Bethel, CT
After Just Two Treatments My Range of Motion is Greatly Improved
“I suffered from neck pain, with a severity of an 8 on a scale from 1-10. I tried everything else, many different kinds of medicines, pain relievers (including narcotics), physical therapy and several doctors. I finally tried acupuncture with Ingri, and was absolutely amazed at the immediate relief and improvement! After just two treatments my range of motion is greatly improved and pain level is down to a 3. Thank you, Ingri!” — J. Dougherty, Norwalk, CT