Neck pain is an ailment that affects most people at some point in their life, whether due to an accident, trauma or from sitting too long at work or in the car. The neck protects and involves many vital blood vessels and nerves, so it is important to get pain treatment as soon as the neck pain starts to be relieved and prevent the problem from becoming more widespread.
A qualified physiotherapist can help you create the right treatment plan for your neck pain. With a physiotherapy treatment plan personalized to meet your needs, you can safely recover from your neck pain, as well as reduce your chance of having future neck pain.
Causes of Neck Pain
This can result from a series of factors, which could range from muscle overuse to inappropriate posture. The major causes of neck pain can include arthritis of the neck, injury, a muscular or mechanical problem, a trapped nerve, and the like. Stress and anxiety can cause muscle tension around the neck which can also cause you pain.
People with neck conditions usually experienced tenderness and pain around the neck. The neck pain can be felt as a slight discomfort to severe pain. Neck pain is termed chronic if it lasted for more than three months. You may need to see a physiotherapist before it gets worse.
When to See a Physiotherapist
If you notice neck stiffness, sharp pains, soreness, or other discomforts, it is always worth having it examined by a physiotherapist. With early intervention, you will require less treatment to get rid of the pain and discomfort. Moreover, people that are at high risk due to the nature of their job or lifestyle should immediately consult a physiotherapist for neck pain treatment.
If neck pain is left unattended, it can create more problems. For instance, if you are unable to move your neck properly, your body will try to compensate for it by moving another section of the spine, and this has the potential to put a strain on that area which will ultimately cause pain in the particular area. So, seek physiotherapy treatment as soon you can.
Physiotherapy for Neck Pain
Physiotherapy is an extremely effective treatment plan for neck pain and injury. Your physiotherapist would begin with an assessment to determine what causes your neck pain and create a suitable treatment plan. The treatment can come in a number of ways – hands-on treatment such as acupuncture and manual therapy, tailored exercise programs, as well as recommendations on how to effectively manage and prevent neck pain.
However, the neck is a delicate part of the body, which is why it is critically important that your physiotherapist uses the right physiotherapy treatment that is safe and addresses your needs. So, make sure you see a physiotherapist with an in-depth understanding of neck pain and has the right tools to make positive changes.
How Can We Help?
If you need help with neck pain, contact Movement 101. We’ll make an assessment to establish the source of your neck pain and decide the right way to go. To find out more about our physiotherapy services and how we can help with your neck pain, please get in touch with us today.
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