Neck Pain, or a stiff neck, is an extremely common ailment that can affect your life negatively. It can manifest in a number of ways including
- Sharp pain
- Dull muscular aches
- Headaches or migraines
- Limited range of motion
While dealing with neck pain can be incredibly frustrating, the good news is that, in many cases, it can be treated fairly easily by a qualified physiotherapist or doctor.
Causes of Neck Pain
There are many causes of neck pain including but not limited to:
- Neck sprain
- “Text neck”
- Muscle cramps
- Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Spinal Stenosis
- Bulging disc
- Slipped disc
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Pinched Nerve
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
It’s very important to receive an accurate diagnosis for the cause of your neck pain. This is the only way to make sure that your treatment plan will alleviate your symptoms.
Consult your physiotherapist or doctor for the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options.
Treating Neck Pain with Physiotherapy
The best treatment option will depend on your symptoms and the specific causes of your neck pain. Physiotherapists are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical neck pain. They will perform a thorough evaluation and look at all of the mechanical as well as systemic possibilities for your neck pain.
Most neck pain comes from your joints and muscles. Posture correction, muscle strengthening and endurance training are some of the most common ways physiotherapists can help treat your neck pain.
There are additional courses of action depending on the underlying cause of your pain. These may include manual therapy, acupuncture, tailored exercise classes, or educational programs to help you take an active part in your healing.
At Hoys Allied Health + Wellness we have a team of fully-qualified and friendly physiotherapists ready to help you diagnose and treat your neck pain. They will begin with a thorough examination of your neck, spine and thoracic mobility. They will also examine any other possible causes for your neck pain and if necessary, refer you to a specialist. They will then create a treatment plan designed to alleviate your pain and restore full functionality to your neck, spine and back.
Or you can simply book an appointment through our online portal.