Rigidity and pain in the neck restricting the normal movements of the neck is called stiffness of the neck.
i) overexertion - a job involving constant movement of the neck or holding the neck in one position for a long time.
ii) injury to the neck restricting the movements of the neck generally results in stiff neck.
iii) sprain due to sudden jerk or sudden movement.
iv) diseases of cervical vertebrae like spondylitis.
vi) muscular pain due to exposure to cold weather.
Stiffness of neck acupressure treatment :-
UB 2, 64
GB 7, 12, 20, 21
TW 12, 15,16
SI 3, 4
LI 4, 11, 14
Reflex points for stiff neck : Spinal column
some useful exercises :-
- neck rotation
- thumb rotation
- big toe rotation