The cervical spine, often known as the neck, is made up of seven bones that are stacked on top of each other and separated by a shock-absorbing disc. The neck is actually quite flexible, with muscles and ligaments supporting it. In the same way that a rope frays when stretched past its usual capacity, "strains" and "strains" in your neck are the result of these tissues being strained too hard or too far.
The medical term "sprain" describes a condition in which the thick, resilient ligaments that keep your bones together have been injured, whereas "strain" describes a situation in which your neck's muscles or tendons have been partially ripped.
The difficulty with sprain/strain injuries is that they generate less elastic "scar tissue" to replace your typical healthy elastic tissue. In some circumstances, this procedure might result in chronic pain and even arthritis. It's vital to seek early and appropriate treatment for your injuries, such as the kind we give in our clinic. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to limit your activity for a period, especially if you are experiencing discomfort with certain movements or activities.
If at all possible, avoid heavy lifting and take frequent breaks from long periods of exertion, especially overhead exercise. Following acute injuries, you can try to add ice for 10-15 minutes each hour. Heat may be helpful ins some situations of chronic pain. Be sure to ask your doctor for specific ice/heat recommendations. Some patients report partial relief from sports-creams.