What can cause my neck to pain?
Long periods of time spent slouching or hunched over a computer screen can lead to forward head posture, which places extra stress on the neck. Repeatedly looking straight down at a phone or tablet may also cause pain, sometimes called text neck.
Sleeping in an awkward position
If the head is held at a bad angle or twists wrong during the night, a stiff neck might be present in the morning.
Turning the head in a repetitive manner, such as side to side while dancing or swimming, may lead to overuse of the neck’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Examples include any type of fall or impact, such as a sports collision or whiplash from an auto accident
How can I prevent neck pain?
Fix your posture to fix your neck pain.
Sit or stand with your shoulders directly over your hips and your head straight.
Adjust your chair or desktop so your computer monitor is at eye level.
Take frequent breaks.
Don’t tuck your phone between your ear and shoulder. Use a speakerphone or headset instead.
Try not to carry heavy bags with shoulder straps.
Try a different pillow if you’re waking up with a stiff neck. Some people find that a relatively flat one, or one with built-in neck support, works best.
Sleeping on your back or side, not your belly, also allows your neck muscles and ligaments to get the rest they need.
Our treatment options for neck pain are:
Physical massage therapy
To strengthen core muscle groups that support the low back, improve mobility and flexibility, and promote proper positioning and posture.
Spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization
To mobilize, adjust, massage, or stimulate the spine and the surrounding tissues.
Trigger point injections can relax knotted muscles (trigger points) that may contribute to back pain.
Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling
Is moderately effective for chronic neck pain. It involves inserting thin needles into precise points throughout the body, which may cause the body to release naturally occurring painkilling chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin, and acetylcholine.
Our Specialist Orthopeadic consultants are at hand to give advice and treat if all other treatments has fail