Q: “I’ve woken up and cannot move my neck! What do I do?
A: This is a common injury. It is usually caused by strain on the neck due to imperfect posture. Call you trusted Physiotherapist for an appointment immediately. They can help to reduce the muscle spasm (guarding) and start the recovery process. In the interim, try to avoid aggravating movements.
Q: “I had a car accident yesterday and my neck is killing me. What do I do?
A: See you trusted GP immediately. They will determine if you require any investigations. It is likely you have sustained a whiplash injury to the neck. Eventually you will need to see your trusted Physiotherapist after seeing the GP.