Neck pain is a world-wide phenomenon, it can hurt a lot, it can cost a lot and interferes with routine daily living. Its triggering factors are many and its symptoms can range from a sense of minor discomfort to severe and debilitating.
A Physiotherapist can help treat neck pain. Physiotherapy can help treat stiffness and discomfort, improve recovery time and promote blood flow. Physiotherapists can help to assess areas of improvement and provide treatment options for neck pain.
Neck pain is caused by a number of factors including:
- Muscle Strain
- Bulging disks, slipped disc, herniated disc, disc prolapse, disc extrusion
- Pinched Nerves
- Acute or chronic injury
- Poor posture
- Sleeping without good neck support
- Spine Degeneration
- Cervical spondylolisthesis
- Spinal vertebrae compression fractures
- Often there is no obvious cause
The Physiotherapist can provide an assessment or examination to help determine the source of pain and its behaviour in the body. The location of the pain and how it behaves can provide an understanding of the underlying physiological problem and provide a treatment plan.
Common neck pain treatments may include:
- Pain relief treatment
- Heat therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Light therapy
- Cold treatments
- Gentle joint mobilisation/ manipulation
- Neck Traction
- Neck Massages
- Neuromuscular facilitation
- Neck Stretching exercises
- Neck Strengthening Exercises
- Core neck muscles stability
- Kinesio Neck taping
- Home care programme
- Neck pain prevention management
Physiotherapists are a key healthcare professional to reduce neck pain. If you are suffering from a neck pain or know someone with neck pain, seek help early, the longer delay in starting the treatment, the longer time it takes to recover.