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Many people experience occasional neck pain or stiffness. Minor neck pain will ease by itself within a few days. However, chronic neck pain can indicate serious injury or illness and requires medical attention.
The causes of neck pain
Your neck is flexible and supports the entire weight of your head, so it can be vulnerable to injuries that cause pain and restrict motion. In many cases, neck pain is due to poor posture or overuse. Sometimes, neck pain occurs as a result of an injury from a fall, contact sports, or whiplash.
Prehabilitation is extremely beneficial for professional athletes, as well as those who use sport and exercise as an entertainment or lifestyle activity. If you exercise, play sport, or even work in an active occupation, consider including prehabilitation sessions as a preparation method.
Physiotherapy for neck pain
At Juan Carstens Physiotherapy, we utilise Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, soft tissue release, exercise and dry needling to strengthen and stretch muscles in affected areas, improve flexibility, reduce swelling and pain, and help speed up the healing process. We will also teach you about proper posture to help keep your spine protected, preventing pain in the future.
During your first session, we will discuss your current neck problem, your medical history, and your current lifestyle. If a major disease or trauma caused your neck pain, we will make sure that we consult with your doctor on your plan of treatment.
The benefits of physiotherapy for neck pain
- Reduces pain and stiffness
- Improves head and neck range of motion
- Develops strengthening of the neck and its supporting muscles
- Develops strategies to prevent pain from recurring