Neck Pain

Two-thirds of all people have neck pain at some point in their lives.

Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in either the neck or upper back, or as a result of pinching of the nerves emanating from the neck bones.

INJURIES

Neck injuries occur due to either:

  • •    Direct trauma to the ligaments, connective tissues, discs, cartilage, bones, joint capsules, tendons,      muscles or nerves of the neck area.
  • •    Overuse or inflammation of these structures due to longstanding poor alignment or adverse biomechanics      or
  • •    Referred pain from the shoulders

Common neck injuries include whiplash, prolapsed disc, nerve impingement, facet joint irritation, brachial plexus injuries, muscle imbalance issues, joint stiffness and muscular tightness.

SOLUTION

Your corporatephysio will provide you with a swift and accurate diagnosis and design an effective treatment program.

Treatment includes:

Manual therapy Joint mobilisations, trigger point therapy, acupressure, soft tissue release, spinal mobilisations, muscle energy techniques and breathe work.
Exercise therapy Following injury and repair, tight structures need to be lengthened, weak tissues strengthened and balance needs to be restored. An exercise program will be designed to specifically meet your needs.
Strapping/Supports Following a sudden injury it is sometimes imperative to support, strap or immobilise the affected area. Physiotherapy strapping techniques are effective in this instance.
Posture/Ergonomics Poor posture and adverse work ergonomics can put unnecessary strain on the structures that surround and support the joints. Advice on good posture and ergonomics is important. Prevention is better than the cure.
Specialist referral Referral to a spinal specialist or for further tests if necessary.