Vitalis Physiotherapy treatment for neck pain is performed in three steps:
Our Physiotherapists have been seeing a rise in the number of patients of all ages coming to them with neck pain.
There is now a growing number of people who are prone to slouching while working long hours, and who live a more sedentary lifestyle. As a result, more and more patients visit Vitalis Physiotherapy to inquire about our physiotherapy treatment for neck pain.
What are the common causes of neck pain?
Neck pain can stem from a range of causes, from muscle injuries through sports or car accidents, inflammation to serious disorders like fibromyalgia. Even simple triggers like poor posture while sitting for long periods or bad sleeping positions can cause neck stiffness.
If the pain persists for days or even weeks, it is necessary to seek the best treatment for acute and chronic neck pain. Pain can be a result of musculoskeletal conditions and in some rare cases, of infections.
Are there types of neck pain?
The term ‘neck pain’ is used to describe a range of common neck-related problems, including:
- General neck pain caused by muscle tightness and facet joint stiffness
- Wry neck experienced when joints in the neck lock into one position, restricting movement.
- Postural neck pain caused by prolonged hours in front of a screen without adequate support & good posture, or a sedentary lifestyle.
- Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve) from compressed or irritated nerves irritated where they branch away from the spinal cord
- Whiplash following a car accident or fall
- Degenerative pain due to general wear and tear of the neck spinal structures (muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves, etc.)
- Differential diagnoses of arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc.
Some of the most common conditions:
What does neck pain treatment involve?
To minimise or completely remove neck pain, it is best to seek professional treatment. The Vitalis Physiotherapy team customises a treatment approach based on several factors, mostly depending on the cause and severity of the problem.
At your initial appointment, we complete a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. Based on this, we propose some treatment options to reduce your neck pain. We also can give you advice on how to set up a more comfortable work environment to improve posture and minimise pressure to your neck, upper back and spine.
Our treatment options to alleviate neck pain
- Soft tissue mobilisation to reduce muscle spasms
- Spinal joints & Nerve mobilisation techniques to reduce muscle spasms
- Personalised exercise program plans to strengthen the pain area
- Shockwave Therapy to help reduce & eliminate pain in a gentle & non-invasive way
- Dry needling to target painful trigger points
- Taping for muscle support
- Workplace ergonomic assessments for the prevention of future conditions
Products we use for neck pain treatment
- Spikey ball & Knuckle Physio
- Foam roller
- Lumbar support/roll
- Over-door traction device
- Adjustable contour pillow
- Laser neck muscles re-trainer
- Heat bag