Neck Hurts When Turning Head – Causes and Cures

Neck Hurts When Turning Head

Neck Hurts When Turning Head So, your Neck Hurts When Turning your Head? Whether you slept horribly last night, were lifting something heavy, got into an accident, or just caught it suddenly, neck pain is something the makes us all miserable. stiff neck headache Especially when we can’t even move because our Neck Hurts When Turning Head. Here we have causes, treatments, and recommendations to help you get rid of that pain-in-the-neck!

Neck Hurts When Turning Head

Different neck pain causes :


Whiplash ( neck sprain/ neck strain) is a painful injury to the neck muscles and bone. It has many different neck pain symptoms like Neck stiffness, headaches, dizziness, burning or prickling sensations, trouble sleeping, memory loss, fatigue, neck hurts when turning head, or shoulder pain. With whiplash, stiff neck exercises, the joints, disc, ligaments, muscles and nerves become damaged by an abrupt jerking of the head, either backward or forwards and happen mostly because of a vehicle accident.

Treatment for whiplash includes:

  • Pain medication
  • Anti – inflammatory drugs
  • Cervical collar (worn for 3 weeks) such as *Carex Cervical Collar by Carex Health Brands
  • Heat application to remove muscle tension – *Sunbeam 885-000 Renue Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap
  • Cervical Pillow such as *Mabis/DMI Healthcare Cervical Dream Pillow
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Muscle spasm happens from inflammation when the neck muscles have been over stretched and torn. Because of inflammation, the muscles can spasm leading to harsh neck pain and trouble moving. Neck pain caused from muscle strain occurs happens due to lifting a heavy object, raising while twisting, or an abrupt movement or fall. The neck will be sore to the touch, resting is a must!

Like with whiplash, we recommend the following for treatment of muscle spasms :

  • Pain medication
  • Anti – inflammatory drugs
  • Heat application to remove muscle tension – *Sunbeam 885-000 Renue Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap

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SLEEPING HABITS – Neck hurts when turning head

One last thing that could hurt your neck is a simple crick in the neck after sleeping awkwardly through the night or twisting your neck in one position for a prolonged period of time. In that case, we recommend you do the following:

Cures for crick in neck

  • Apply ice pack such as. * Therapearl Neck Wrap. Microwave or freeze to help reduce inflammation of sore tendons and muscles.
  • Apply heat. The Therapearl Neck Wrap is great for both reducing inflammation with ice, and soothing and loosening tight muscles with heat.
  • Gently massage with vibrating machines such as *Homedics NMSQ-200 Neck and Shoulder Massager with Heat
  • Pain cream, gel, or medication.
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  • Wear seat belts and motorbike helmets to avoid damages.
  • Learn some new stretching workouts for your neck and upper body. Stretch every single day.
  • When reading, do it at eye level.
  • Use a headset when on the phone, particularly if answering the phone is a huge part of your day due to your career.
  • Ice your neck after physical activity.
  • If you sit in one position for long periods of time for your job, stretch your neck every hour or so.
  • Make sure your pillow is properly and comfortably supporting your head and neck. Make sure your mattress is firm enough.
  • Sleep With Your Neck In Line.