Vitalis Physiotherapy treatment for neck pain is performed in three steps:
Neck pain has been increasing in frequency among people of all ages, especially in the past few decades. There is a growing number of people who are living a sedentary lifestyle and whose work requires them to spend long hours slouching. As a result, more and more patients visit Vitalis Physiotherapy to inquire about our physiotherapy treatment for neck pain.
Neck pain can stem from an injury, inflammation, or any abnormality and, in most cases, it is not considered a serious condition. The majority of people experience stiffness in their neck only occasionally, usually due to poor posture, long hours spent sitting, bad sleeping position, or after jerking the neck during a specific exercise.
If the pain persists for days or even weeks, it is necessary to seek the best treatment for chronic neck pain. In some rare cases, the pain can be a result of infections and abnormalities.
Neck pain is an umbrella term for a range of neck problems. Some of the most common types of neck pain include:
- General neck pain caused by muscle tightness and facet joint stiffness
- Wry neck experienced when one or more facet joints in the neck lock into one position and restrict movement.
- Postural neck pain is most common among people who work prolonged hours in front of the screen in a non-ergonomic environment. Sedentary lifestyle tends to cause poor posture which increases muscle stress and joints, resulting in pain and tension.
- Cervical radiculopathy occurs because of the nerve root irritation which can happen due to physical compression of the nerve.
To minimise or completely remove neck pain, it is best to seek chiropractic treatment for neck pain. Vitalis Physiotherapy team customises the approach based on several factors, mostly depending on the cause and severity of the problem.
Generally speaking, in our neck pain treatment centre, we first set up an in-person meeting to examine you. Based on the diagnosis, we propose one or more of the following approaches:
- A massage of the soft tissue to reduce muscle spasms
- Mobilisation to help restore balance in your neck
- Nerve mobilisation if the nerves in the neck are inflamed
- Manual traction for compressed nerve roots
- A detailed exercise plan to strengthen and target a specific group of muscles which will facilitate your posture and reduce chances of injury or sprain.
As a part of our neck pain treatment, we provide advice on setting up a more comfortable work environment to improve your posture and minimise pressure on your neck, upper back and spine.