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Anatomy of a Stiff Neck

The facets are joints within the spine, 2 at each level – a left and a right. The 2 surfaces of the joint glide over each other due to lubrication naturally within the joint. As we move more, the joint becomes more lubricated, this is why once we are up and moving in the morning, the stiff neck starts to feel al little better.

When the joint is stiff and sore it will naturally move less, this can lead to long-term reductions in your range of motion.

It is important to see a qualified physiotherapist if you are suffering from neck pain or stiffness. Call us on 01438 317037 to book a consultation.

Kerri Surman
Specialist Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist