What is neck pain?
Neck pain is pain sensation coming from the structures of the neck.
How does neck pain feel?
Neck pain is usually as a result of injury to any of the structures of the neck due to direct trauma/accident or as result of overloading the neck structures (poor posture).
What does neck pain feel like?
Neck pain is felt in the neck and can refer pain into the head, shoulders and arms. The pain sensation can range from dull ache, sharp pain, or stiffness, which is made worse with head neck or shoulder movements.
What should you do?
If you have neck pain due to trauma/accident you should consult your doctor/emergency department immediately to ensure it is nothing more serious. Otherwise you should consult our therapists who will be able to help you in identifying the cause of your pain and treat the problem.
What should you not do?
If you have neck pain you should not ignore the problem and continue with activities that will make it worse. Not treating the problem may lead to the pain getting worse and prolonging your recovery.
How much treatment will you need?
If your neck pain is immediately diagnosed and treated appropriately, recovery will usually take a matter of days to weeks. If your neck pain is not managed appropriately, it does have a tendency of re-occurring.
Treatment and Management of your neck pain
our therapists will help you with the treatment and management of your neck pain. Our therapists can assist in diagnosing the problem, which may require a referral for further investigations and imaging. With the diagnosis we will be able to determine the severity of the problem and the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plan necessary for the pain to settle and to reduce the chance of the pain re-occurring.
Other conditions related to the neck that we can also help you with include:
- Acute Wry Neck
- Facet Joint Inflammation
- Pinched Nerve
- Pain radiating into the arm(s).
- Pins and Needles radiating into arm(s)
- Cervical Disc Bulge /Prolapse