Symptoms of a  Crick in the Neck

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The symptoms of a "crick in the neck" can vary.

Stiffness in the neck can sometimes lead to tension headaches


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Neck stiffness

A tightness or lack of flexibility in your neck that makes it uncomfortable to move your head.

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Decreased neck mobility

Turning your head or tilting it to the side may become difficult due to the stiffness.

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You might feel soreness or a dull ache in the neck region, particularly with movement.

Neck or shoulder discomfort

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The muscles around your neck and shoulders might feel tense or tight

Muscle knots or spasms

In some cases, you might feel mild discomfort radiating from the neck to the shoulders or arms.

Radiating discomfort