Our neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones. The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your neck support your head and allow for motion. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness.
Many people experience neck pain or stiffness occasionally. In many cases, it’s due to poor posture or overuse. Sometimes, neck pain is caused by injury from a fall, contact sports, or whiplash.
Most of the time, neck pain isn’t a serious condition and can be relieved within a few days. In some cases, neck pain can indicate serious injury or illness and require a doctor’s care. If you have neck pain that continues for more than a week, is severe, or is accompanied by other symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
Common Neck Injuries
Bulging Disc- Slipped Disc- Herniated Disc
Neck Arm Pain
Cancer of the Spine
What Causes Common Neck Injuries?
Neck pain or a stiff neck are extremely common can affect your life in so many different ways. Whether it be sharp neck pain, dull muscular aches, headache, or an inability to fully move your head, a sore neck can be very frustrating yet it’s simple to fix in the majority of cases.
There are many causes of neck pain. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.
Please consult your physiotherapist or doctor for the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment for your neck pain.
Common Treatments for Neck Pain & Injury
The human body is incredibly talented and will adjust itself so that other joints or muscles move further or work harder than they should. While this is usually okay on the short term it’s devastating in the long term for neck pain.
Unfortunately, the result is often chronic neck pain, neck stiffness, headaches, wry neck or even tension-type migraine.
Luckily, there is a very quick, extremely safe and long-term solution. Your physiotherapist may use some of the followings: