Postural Back Pain/Syndrome Treatment

Poor posture can result in postural neck pain/syndrome due to the overloading and misalignment of muscles in the neck and back.

At Vitalis Physiotherapy, our specialised postural neck pain/syndrome treatment aims to:

What is postural neck pain/syndrome ?

Postural neck pain/syndrome can vary from person to person and is determined by damage to muscles and vertebrae in the neck and spine. Typically, postural syndrome/pain is triggered by a variety of lifestyle factors and health conditions which in turn affect the level of pain experienced. Postural neck pain/syndrome can lead to other spinal or neck conditions, nerve irritation or muscle spasms.

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What are the causes?

It is important to maintain good posture and a healthy lifestyle to reduce the likelihood of developing postural neck pain/syndrome. If ignored or mismanaged, postural pain can worsen over time. Postural pain can also be indicative of, or mimic other spinal conditions.


Some common risk factors include:

  • Poor seated and/or standing posture
  • Poor posture when using computer or other devices or reading
  • Prolonged periods of sitting or standing
  • Poor alignment and positioning while seated
  • Lack of physical activity/movement
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy

What are the symptoms?

  • Neck pain, aches and/or stiffness
  • Soreness or numbness in the neck and/or back
  • Referred pain in the arms/shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms or tenderness
  • Tingling/pins and needles sensation in upper limb
  • Reduction of pain with movement
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Gait and balance issues
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Treatment for postural neck pain/syndrome

If you have neck pain, it is important to have it assessed by a GP or physiotherapist. A physiotherapist will then be able to determine the severity of the condition and the treatment required. Timely diagnosis and treatment can prevent it from developing into a chronic condition.


At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we tailor a treatment plan to best fit your recovery goals through:

  • Soft tissue mobilisations (massage)
  • Postural improvement and stability techniques
  • Strengthening, stretching and conditioning exercises
  • Dry needling
  • Taping
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Home exercise and self-management techniques
  • Graded Exposure to load program

Your physiotherapist may also advise heat or ice application, rest and if necessary, pain medication. Additionally, they might recommend for you to use neck support (braces) or a Therapeutic Pillow.

How to book an appointment?

If you have postural neck pain, or you’re looking for a ‘physio near me’, our physios at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess your condition to tailor a unique rehabilitation plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery. They may also refer you to get scans in some severe cases to better understand your needs.

All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.

You can visit our FAQs for more information about appointments at Vitalis Physiotherapy.


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Are you in pain caused by postural neck pain/syndrome? Contact Vitalis Physiotherapy now to book in your treatment.

Call our friendly team on 0410 559 856. We’d love to help.

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