Neck Pain

neck-pain

Overview

Any part of your neck – muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves – can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Neck pain may result from abnormalities in the soft tissues – the muscles, ligaments, and nerves – as well as in bones and disks of the spine.

Causes
  • Poor posture
  • Prolonged wear and tear/degeneration of the cervical discs
  • Acceleration/deceleration injury (collision)
  • Arthritis
  • Infection
  • Tumour
  • Herniated discs
Treatment

The management of neck pain requires assessment of any abnormalities present in the joints, muscles and neural structures, followed by appropriate treatment to correct these abnormalities.

  • Therapeutic soft tissue techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Therapeutic exercises (range of motion exercises, strengthening and stretching the muscles)
  • Education about body mechanics and posture to minimize strain on the neck and prevent future occurrences