exam done. If they need to refer you out for further work up, they will! You could have better mobility after just one visit!
Hope I helped.
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Dr. Todd Gewant
Dr. Steven I. Brown
There are several reasons that you can suddenly have a stiff neck. Has there been any resent trauma, falls, or bumps on the head? If none of these apply, then it's related to stress positions. As stress position is when you hold a position for an extended period of time with fatigues the muscles on the side of the neck that has been stressed. This creates a "pain, spasm, pain" cycle causing what would seem to be a sudden stiff neck.
There are quite a few things that could cause someone to have a stiff neck, but if there isn't any trauma or pre-existing conditions, I would first consider sleeping position or recurrent work/repetitive stress habits to be the cause of awakening with a stiff neck. Seeing a chiropractor or your primary care doctor would give you the best bet of finding a cause for that pain. Hopefully this helps.
Dr. Lauren Harden, D.C
In answer to your question, there may be several causes for a stiff neck. I would need to know your health history. Have you been sitting at a computer for a prolonged period of time, or were you in an accident recently, did you wake up in pain due to improper sleeping posture? It could be due to strenuous exercise, or it can be caused by a virus or bacteria.
Dr. Jane Steffen Bye