How To Fix A Pulled Neck Muscle?

How long does it take for a strained neck muscle to heal?

The Course of Neck Strain

While most neck strains take a few weeks to completely heal, symptoms tend to mostly go away in less than a week. In general, severe muscle strains tend to take closer to 12 weeks to heal, but these rarely occur in the neck without the involvement of a more serious injury.

How do you know if you pulled a muscle in your neck?

Neck Strain Symptoms

  • Pain localized to the neck region. Neck strains are usually felt in the back of the neck, or mostly in the neck and partially in a nearby region, such as the back of the head, upper back, and/or shoulder.
  • Achy or throbbing pain.
  • Sharp pain.
  • Pain that worsens with movement.
  • Muscle spasm.
  • Stiff neck.

How long does it take for a pulled back muscle to heal?

Compared to many other kinds of back injuries, a pulled muscle is usually straightforward to diagnose and easy to treat, and symptoms usually resolve within 4 to 6 weeks. Some severe muscle injuries, such as a complete muscle tear, can take months to heal.