Question

Excruciating neck pain, can't turn my head to the left.?

I hit the back of my right shoulder on an opened door REALLY hard the other day. The next day it was sore and hurt a little but when I would pull things or use my arm as leverage while getting up from a chair, out of bed, etc. Yesterday, my shoulder was fine. I went to sleep and remember waking up and repositioning myself because I could feel I was sleeping on my neck wrong. I woke back up a couple of hours later and now I am in excruciating pain and can't turn my head the the left, towards my sore shoulder.

I'm afraid to try and pop my neck or force it. It took me about 10 minutes to figure out how to get out of bed because lifting myself up was excruciating in my right, lower neck. It hurts to so bad that I was moaning.

I don't know what to do! Thanks in advance.

It hurts when I try and look directly in front of me and down. It does not hurt when I look up or to the left. I can even turn my head a little bit without pain to the left if I look up.

Answer

You have some muscles that have tightened up that need to be freed up to get rid of the pain. You may also still have tight muscles in your back from that incident so giving them a release may be helpful. I am thinking that is why the pain is in your neck now, that those muscles never fully released so they were able to move up into your neck to cause those pains. Releasing both your neck and back will make sure everything is taken care of and the pains won't return. Here's how to make those releases:

Neck

Put your hands alongside your head so your thumbs are on the front of the muscle under your ear and your fingers are on the back of the muscle behind your head. Squeeze your thumb and fingers together and hold. Relax your body. When your fingers and thumb touch, about two minutes, slowly lower your head as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your neck lowered for another 30 seconds.

Back:

(do from a sitting position)

Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side

For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

Aug 30 at 16:55