Neck pain treatment
Neck pain is a common complaint and one that is usually very easily treatable – it can be an isolated injury, or a symptom of some other underlying problem. Our experienced practitioners in Leeds and Manchester are here to diagnose and treat your neck pain, getting you back to full health as quickly as possible. Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors are specialists in diagnosis and treatment of neck pain.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain usually presents itself as a dull aching or sharp shooting pain felt at the back, side or front of the neck, sometimes radiating into the shoulder, arms or towards the shoulder blades.
Neck pain can be caused by:
- Postural muscular strain
- Disc damage
- Vertebral fractures
- In rare cases, referred pain from the heart and lungs
Often, neck pain is a symptom of another problem. But you may have some of the below symptoms as a result of neck pain:
- Pain or tingling in the shoulder, arms or hands
- Pain worsens when turning or bending neck.
Neck pain is becoming increasingly common due to our use of computers, mobile phones, televisions and tablets. The average head weighs between 4 and 6 kg. Prolonged flexion of the neck when looking down puts added strain on the spine, as well as pressure on the neck joint and the soft tissue surrounding it.
How do we treat neck pain?
Before a practitioner (Osteopath, Chiropractor, Physiotherapist) treats your neck pain, they’ll need to carry out an assessment including a brief medical history. This will help them to identify what the problem is and why you might be experiencing pain.
Depending on the outcome of this assessment, treatment could include manipulation of joints to release tension, stretching and massage, along with some exercises for you to do at home. Your practitioner might also suggest ways that your posture or workstation arrangements might be contributing to the problem.
Correcting neck pain may take a course of treatment; your practitioner will explain your options in your assessment.
For more information, call your local clinic on the number below.
Leeds : 0113 345 5060
Manchester : 0161 503 5656
Leeds Park Sq
Lower Ground Floor
29 Park Square West
Leeds LS1 2PQ
Manchester, Queen Street
Freedom Care Clinics
Same Day Doctor
28 Queen St