Neck Pain/Strain

Neck pain is an extremely common condition and there are many recognisable symptoms associated with it. Neck pain is often associated with headaches and can also refer pain to the shoulder and arm. Our Physios will give you a thorough assessment and ask you about headaches and any referred pain.

Following are some of the most common neck conditions we treat at The Physiotherapy And Injury Centre.

Cervical postural syndrome
Acute wry neck pain
Nerve root pain

Cervical postural syndrome
The most common neck problem seen at our clinic is “cervical postural syndrome”. This condition is characterised by a protruding chin and rounded shoulders. A common complaint is that of burning or aching across the neck and shoulders. Pain is aggravated by maintaining one position for long periods. Office workers who work at a computer are most likely to suffer from this condition.

While benefiting from physiotherapy treatment to address the various abnormalities associated with this condition. Patients also benefit from an ergonomic workstation assessment from one of our therapists.

Acute wry neck pain
Acute wry neck pain is a common and very painful injury characterised by a sudden onset of sharp neck pain with limitation of movement. It commonly occurs during a sudden quick movement or on waking.

Whiplash is a common injury following road traffic accidents but can also occur in sport. The patient rarely complains of pain at the time of injury. The pain gradually increases over the following few days. Early mobilisation of the neck is essential in the management of whiplash. In the majority of cases the neck should not be immobilised in a soft collar.

Nerve Root Pain
Acute nerve root pain is a condition characterised by arm pain, often in combination with numbness and/or pins and needles. The patient may or may not experience pain in the neck itself.

All of our treatment and rehabilitation programmes are tailored to your own specific condition to correct the current problem and prevent recurrence.

Treatment Includes:

•Mobilisation and manipulation of the neck

•Stretching and strengthening of the neck musculature

•Massage to tight muscles in the neck and shoulders

•Postural retraining