Why do I have a pain in the neck?
Neck pain is most commonly caused by a combination of factors including muscle tension, inactivity, and poor sleep. It is seldom related to structural damage and degenerative changes seen on scans are frequently normal ageing changes and not necessarily related to your pain.
Most likely, your neck pain is the result of weeks, months or even years of reasons, and the pain is telling you that you need to change something.
What to expect with physiotherapy for neck pain?
Neck pain often requires a combination of regular movement changes, hands-on therapy and active exercises, including strengthening.
The neck is part of a flexible spine and is designed to move. Getting strong and retraining natural movements of your whole body, including your shoulders, will help your neck recover.
What about whiplash?
A whiplash injury, usually caused by rear-end car accidents or sporting injuries, will frequently result in strained neck muscles, neck stiffness and pain.
What should you do if you have a whiplash injury?
Following an assessment to exclude any serious injury, we’ll start you on the road to a smooth recovery. Like any acute injury, reducing pain is often assisted by ice to help inflammation along with some manual therapy and movement advice. Evidence has shown that keeping your neck mobile and maintaining a normal level of activity can help you recover more quickly.
Neck pain is not something you have to live with. Contact us for an assessment of your neck pain.