One of the most common problems we see in our clinic is neck pain. The neck is a very complex part of the body and is made up of many delicate and pain sensitive structures like muscles, joints, nerves, discs, ligaments and tendons. Your neck has to work pretty hard when you consider your head weighs around 5Kgs.

Common causes of neck pain are:

  • muscle spasm and tension
  • muscle strains
  • joint stiffness and locking
  • whiplash
  • inflamed/bulging spinal discs
  • pinched nerves
  • arthritis
  • poor posture
  • overuse/RSI injuries

Symptoms can include:

  • muscle pains/aches
  • referred pain into the head, upper back or arms
  • stiffness in neck movements
  • headaches/migraines
  • nerve pain – numbness, tingling, burning
  • sharp pains on movement

We specialise in assessing and accurately diagnosing the cause of your neck pain. There may be many factors that contribute to your symptoms and our experienced practitioners will help identify and address these issues. Treatment at our clinic will involve working on the structures in the neck that are causing your pain and symptoms.

This may involve the following types of therapy (every case is different, so treatment techniques will be specific to your condition);

  • Soft tissue massage therapy
  • Deep tissue therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Gentle joint ┬ámanipulation (only if clinically indicated and with consent of the patient)
  • Exercise and rehabilitation programs
  • Trigger point dry needle therapy