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Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common problem with a large number of possible causes. Two thirds of adults will experience a short period of neck pain at some time in their life – and at any one time about one in four women and one in five men suffer neck pain. In most cases the pain disappears in a matter of days. In some cases, however, neck pain can be more persistent and severe.

Causes

The most common type of neck pain is non-specific, and may often result from a minor strain or sprain to muscles or ligaments in the neck. Other possible causes of neck pain include:

  • A broken or dislocated bone in the neck
  • A pinched nerve in the neck
  • Arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bone infections
  • Muscle strain – such as whiplash injury or heavy lifting
  • Psychological causes – including anxiety, depression, or psychosis
  • Referred pain – i.e. pain that originates in another part of the body, such as heartburn and, more rarely, a heart attack

Recommended treatment

Treatment can include one or more of the following:

  • Mobilisation
  • Manipulation
  • Stretching and strengthening of the neck
  • Massage of neck and shoulder
  • Postural correction
  • Acupuncture
  • Ultrasound
  • Pilates
  • Physiotherapy

How can we help you?

To arrange an appointment or for further information, call 020 8455 7809 or email info@igophysio.co.uk

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