Neck Pain

Caroline Springs Physiotherapy provides help for neck pain sufferers to the local areas of Caroline Springs, Burnside, Taylors Hill, Hillside, Deer Park, Cairnlea, Rockbank, Delahey & Kings Park.

neck-pain-caroline-springs-physiotherapyIn case you are among the many Australians having neck pain, neck ache or neck stiffness, you’ll be pleased to learn that our demonstrated Physiotherapy approach may perhaps provide the answer you have been in search of.

Neck pain is common with roughly one in 10 folks going through it at any given time. This is no surprise once we glance at the demands of contemporary life like sitting before a computer, watching extented durations of tv and an escalating occurrence of poor position – specifically forward head position.

Complications in the neck could also create headache, shoulder ache, TMJ or jaw pain, feeling numb in the hands, carpal tunnel syndrome and upper back ache.

We propose you to contact us for a thorough evaluation with one of our Physiotherapists if you happen to repeatedly experience any of these:

* persistant neck ache first thing in the morning
* neck stiffness when reversing in the car
* clicking neck noise when turning
* constant aching neck muscles
* tingling in your hands or fingers

Causes

By far the most common cause of neck pain relates to the effects of poor posture. In order to understand the impact of poor posture, we must first consider why spinal alignment within the neck is so important.

Your head weighs approximately 5 kgs and in normal stance it is rather carefully balanced on your 7 neck bones (spinal vertebrae). Your muscles work hard to retain this pose and simply endure brief moments of variation.

The issue starts after we assume discomforting postures for long periods, the fine stability is disrupted and also the nerves, muscles, joints, ligaments and discs of your neck become strained and irritated. In fact the pressure in your neck and shoulder muscles doubles for every 2-3 cm’s that your head is forward!

Eventually, the neck strain and stress contributes up to a point when it will become continual and even the least alterations in position cause significant effects. Increased with the stresses and requirements of modern lifestyle, it is perfectly logical why neck pain is extremely widespread.

Various other frequent reasons for neck pain include things like whiplash, arthritis and sports injuries.

Treatment for Neck Pain

Thankfully, Physio care provides a very good therapy for neck pain. After completing a complete history, orthopaedic and neurological evaluation, your Physiotherapist will recommend a course of care that is meant to reduce pressure, restore movement and prevent recurrence.

In most cases, your Physiotherapist will suggest the following:

* postural advice and how to avoid further strain
* a series of spinal mobilisations to restore proper movement to the neck vertebrae
* massage to tight neck muscles
* neck exercises to encourage improved movement
* neck strengthening exercises
* heat/ice therapy to help manage your neck pain
* recommend a contoured pillow to provide corrct support while sleeping.

Please contact us to set up your detailed full spinal and posture examination to help locate the exact reason for your neck pain and start a course of corrective Physiotherapy care today!