Neck pain is commonly accompanied by headaches and pain in the shoulder or upper back, less often you can experience referred pain, pins and needles and numbness in the arm and hand.
Neck pain can be caused a number of ways. Muscle tension and strain can occur through prolonged poor workplace postures, repetitive hobbies or home chores and overuse. Traumatic injuries on the sports field, falls or car accidents (whiplash injuries), where the vulnerable neck muscles are suddenly forced outside their normal range of motion, can also adversely affect the neck and cause injury to ligaments, small joints (facet joints) and intervertebral discs in the neck.
There are more severe causes of neck pain but thankfully, they are rare and our physios are trained to identify these ‘red flags’ during our assessment process. Physiosouth has strong links with local GP’s and specialists and where necessary can quickly refer you if there are valid concerns.
Physiosouth’s clinicians pride themselves on a holistic approach to patient care. Our comprehensive assessment process ensures that you will receive the best advice, diagnosis and treatment by our physios – and further referral within our professional network when needed – to relieve your pain and increase your knowledge of how to avoid reoccurring injury from everyday activities. Our aim is to make a positive impact as we strive to ensure that each patient has the ability to repair, perform and thrive.
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