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Neck Pain

Osteopathy neck pain

Neck pain is a common condition that most people suffer from at some point in their life. Generally, the episodes of neck pain are due to muscle strain or soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons). When the pain is present for up to 3 months, it is called acute. However, when it persists longer, the condition is then chronic.

 

Common Neck Pain Symptoms That Require Osteopathy

Neck pain symptoms can range from mild to excruciating. The pain can be located in one area of your neck and often goes away after a few days, or it may be constant and spread down towards your shoulder and/or arm and last from a few days to weeks.

 

You may experience a combination of these neck pain symptoms:

  • Pain with difficulty turning the head from side to side
  • General tenderness with palpation
  • Neck stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Sounds in the neck when turning
  • Sharp, shooting pain that radiate down the shoulder or arm
  • Difficulty gripping or lifting objects
  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Lymph node (gland) swelling

 

At OsteoLife, we can help you with your neck pain by:

  • Alleviating the causes of your pain
  • Improving your neck range of motion
  • Releasing muscular tension
  • Improving circulation
  • Removing congestion by improving venous and lymphatic drainage

 

The OsteoLife Approach

We use gentle hands-on manipulation techniques for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems that help decrease muscle tension and improve your range of motion to increase circulation to the tissues, which ultimately leads to a better recovery.

We also provide advise on appropriate exercises and posture that is tailored to your needs to assist you towards a better and/or faster recovery, so you can feel confident to gradually return to your normal activities.

 

Common Causes of Neck Pain

  • Repetitive motion associated with poor posture either at home or at work
  • Sleeping on an inappropriate pillow
  • Pain immediately following an injury (e.g., after a fall)
  • Delayed muscle soreness after a traumatic car accident
  • Sports injury
  • Whiplash
  • Non-specific neck pain occurring randomly

Neck pain can also be caused by some specific conditions of the spine:

  • Cervical herniated disk
  • Cervical degenerative disk disease
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Cervical foraminal stenosis

Are you experiencing some neck pain? Call OsteoLife today at 0407 966 001 or book online.

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