Neck myositis

Neck myositis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the neck muscles. It can be caused by various factors, including overuse, trauma, or infections. Myositis can lead to muscle weakness, pain, and tenderness in the affected area. In the case of neck myositis, these symptoms manifest in the neck region, potentially causing discomfort and limited mobility.

CAUSES OF Neck Myositis

Several factors can contribute to the development of neck myositis:

  • Overuse: Repetitive or excessive use of neck muscles, such as holding the neck in an unnatural position for extended periods, can strain and inflame the muscles.

  • Infections: Certain viral or bacterial infections can lead to myositis in various parts of the body, including the neck.

  •  Autoimmune Disorders: In some cases, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy muscle tissue, leading to inflammation.

  •  Physical Trauma: Accidents, falls, or injuries to the neck can result in myositis.

Symptoms of Neck Myositis

The symptoms of neck myositis may include:

  • Pain and Tenderness: Discomfort and sensitivity in the neck muscles.

  • Muscle Weakness: Difficulty moving the neck or supporting the head.

  • Swelling and Redness: Inflammation in the affected area.

  • Difficulty Swallowing: In severe cases, myositis can affect the muscles used for swallowing.


Chiropractic care offers a holistic and non-invasive approach to managing neck myositis.

Chiropractors are well-trained in assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, making them a valuable resource for those suffering from neck myositis. Here’s how chiropractic treatment can help:

  • Manual Therapy: Chiropractors use hands-on techniques to gently adjust the spine and neck, helping to relieve muscle tension and inflammation.

  • Posture and Ergonomic Advice: Chiropractors can provide guidance on maintaining proper posture and ergonomics to prevent overuse and strain on neck muscles.

  • Rehabilitation Exercises: Tailored exercises can be prescribed to strengthen neck muscles, improve mobility, and reduce the risk of future myositis flare-ups.

  • Nutritional and Lifestyle Guidance: Chiropractors often provide advice on nutrition and lifestyle changes that can support overall musculoskeletal health.

  • Pain Management: Chiropractors can offer non-pharmacological pain management techniques to help patients find relief without relying on medications.


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The key to the great results I achieve with the hundreds of patients I treat is getting the diagnosis right, therefore, I have dedicated the first two consultations to this.

Neck myositis can be a challenging condition to deal with, but chiropractic care offers a holistic and effective approach to managing and alleviating the symptoms. If you are experiencing neck myositis, consider consulting a chiropractor for a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plan to help you regain comfort and mobility in your neck. Chiropractic care aims not only to treat the symptoms but also to address the underlying causes, promoting long-term musculoskeletal health.



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