That is a funny sounding word if you say it over and over, like I have recently to describe why I can't turn my head more than a few degrees to either side. And I actually wondered if it is even a "real" word. Here is what I found:
crick: \ˈkrik\: a painful spasmodic condition of muscles (as of the neck or back)
On Friday morning I woke up feeling fine, had my prayer and Bible study time and then decided to take a short little 15 minute nap on the couch before I had to make breakfast. Sometime during that 15 minutes, I majorly messed up my back and neck. I woke up and it was like next to impossible to turn my head from side to side or look up or down. OUCH!
I mean...I've had plenty of "cricks in my neck" before and they usually wear off with time.
But I am going on the 4th day here of this. On Saturday morning, after having tried Tylenol, Ibuprofen and Aleve with no success, I decided what I needed was a good, hard core work out to knock the stiffness out of me. So I went to kickboxing, zumba and abs at the gym (a full 2 hours) and while I didn't notice that the "crick" held me back any from my workouts....I did recognize that the pain hadn't lessened ANY when I was done.
So, I'm wondering if any of you have any suggestions? It seems like the only time this isn't bothering me at all is when I lay down on my back with my head in a perfectly straight position. Very irritating.....