To accurate diagnose and understand the specific neck pain condition you have and what you can do to decrease your symptoms is half the battle won.
Even though acute neck pain can be very debilitating and affects activities of daily living, most patients often see an improvement within 1-2 weeks and the majority of patients are pain-free within 8 - 10 weeks.
Our specialist physiotherapists will not only provide assessment, manual therapy as well as using ultrasound and other modalities to decrease the pain; they will also provide you with advice and education on
exercises for neck pain aimed at reducing the likelihood of it recurring
while giving you tips on how best to reduce pain on a day to day basis.
Neck Pain is often be linked to neck stiffness, pins and needles in the arm, shoulder stiffness and pain in the shoulder blade, head, arm, wrist and hand.
It can be caused by a sprained ligament, pressure on a disc in your neck or a muscle strain or spasm. Neck pain can also be caused by poor postural habits at work, whiplash in a road traffic accident, strained while playing sports or stress related incidents in one’s life.
Osteoarthritis, which causes narrowing of the space between spine bone and the growth of bone spurs on vertebrae as a result of increased pressure, can cause pain in the neck or arm if the nerve has been compressed.
All of our Specialist Physiotherapists have training in the assessment
and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries as well with
advanced evidence based techniques and their results are sometimes
instantaneous (though we often advise patient that usually 6 - 12 sessions are required for more long term benefits and outcomes)
Apart from providing rapid pain relief, there are a number of other important ways that our Specialist Physiotherapists can help with neck pain.
Our Specialist Physiotherapists offer a broad range of treatment options such as massage, soft tissue release, trigger point therapy, exercise prescription and joint mobilization. As a result, they are in the best position to improve your overall strength, flexibility and range of movement, addressing any limitations you may have which may be contributing to your neck pain.
Our team of university educated and expert Specialist Physiotherapists will also provide you with advice and education. They will prescribe simple yet very effective exercises for neck pain aimed at reducing the likelihood of it recurring while giving you tips on how best to reduce pain on a daily basis.
Neck pain is experienced by about 70% of people at some stage in their life and is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the physiotherapist. With such a high frequency of patient visits for everything from a simple stiff neck through to the more complex combined neck and shoulder pain with pins and needles, we are well versed in the various types of neck pain that can occur and are highly skilled at supporting people with Neck Pain.