Neck pain is a highly common issue, you certainly mustn’t feel singled out because of it. It can occur from a wide range of reasons, some of which are listed below. Physiotherapy can help uncover the roots of your pain, treat and reduce your pain, and support you in learning self-management techniques.
Here are some of the sources of neck pain:
- Locked or twisted neck – also known as torticollis, this may arise from sudden movements, sleeping positions, sports exercises and heavy-loading activities, among others. Physiotherapy will help you unlock these blocked joints and release tight neck muscles. Typical symptoms includes: inability to move the head in a normal fashion, neck pain or stiffness, headache and swollen neck muscles.
- Cervical spondylosis – this is a type of age-related osteoarthritis caused by wear and tear of the cartilage (disc/s) and joints in the neck. Common symptoms include neck and shoulder pain and occasional headaches. This can be treatable through physiotherapy and most cases will improve with regular physiotherapy.
- Whiplash – strong and sudden movements of the head, such as those caused by a car accident, can cause a neck injury called whiplash. These sudden movements can damage ligaments and tendons in the neck and result in much neck pain and stiffness, as well as headaches. Physiotherapy can treat whiplash effectively.
- Cervical radiculopathy – this is caused by any condition affecting the disc, bones or ligaments that irritate/pinch a nerve root in the cervical spine (neck). This can result in pain (radicular), numbness and Pins & Needles (P&N), muscle weakness and altered control of movements. Physiotherapy can treat cervical radiculopathy effectively.
- Bad posture – postural issues can put strain on neck muscles. These issues can rise from a number of sources like staying on the computer for prolonged times, sleeping in odd positions and unaligned vertebrae, among others. Realigning vertebrae is an effective solution not only to treat neck strain, but also re-adjust your entire posture. You can ask about our Ricaricaphysio’s Global Postural Re-education (GPR) treatments.
- Stress – stress is a very common source of neck pain. Whether caused by personal or professional reasons, or both, physiotherapy can help loosen and release the tension aggregated in your neck muscles. Don’t forget to relax and unwind from time to time and give your stress a break!
Ricaricaphysio provides home physiotherapy in London. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07966293938