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Neck Pain

A ‘Pain in the Neck’

Neck pain may be caused by poor posture, arthritis, accidents causing trauma. ‘Whiplash’ is a term used to describe neck pain resulting from an incident when the head is thrown violently forwards and back, as sometimes happens in car accidents. Some case are caused by muscle spasm, a bulging disc, sleeping in an awkward position or even a sudden movement of the head.

Neck pain, like back pain is commonly experienced by large numbers of the population at some time in life. Most cases of neck pain will recover over the space of a few days, with rest and use of common anti-inflammatories. However some cases are persistent, debilitating and prone to recur from time to time. These cases can really benefit from physiotherapy, to speed up recovery and help prevent re-occurrence.

Onset of neck pain can be sudden or gradual, with a variety of causes.

Common symptoms of neck pain

‘Referred’ pain or change of sensation, i.e. pain or altered sensation that appears to be originating from a different part of the body. This is frequently associated with neck pain, but can occur without pain in the neck being apparent. These can include:

Your treatment plan will be based on the findings of your assessment and address your concerns. It will typically consist of a combination of hands-on therapy, acupuncture, exercises, as well as ergonomic and postural advice.

Regular Massage can also aid in preventing re-occurrence of neck pain, by reducing muscle tension, improving flexibility and relieving any painful and overactive areas.

What types of treatment are available?

Below are some of the more common treatment modalities that we use at our clinic to treat neck problems. These are frequently combined in various ways, depending on the requirements of each individual case.

To start your recovery ring 01822 617722 now to book your appointment

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Last updated 24th February 2022

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