Neck pain is very common and can be related to poor posture as well as injury. Also, neck pain can come on from repetitive use in sport or other activities such as gardening.
A lot of us are sitting at computer for long periods each day, as well as commuting to work and using devices or phones to communicate, text or email on. All of these activities can put your neck at a disadvantage and lead to poor movement patterns and ultimately neck pain and headaches.
You can do something about this by learning how to improve your posture and take frequent breaks in the day.
If you have neck pain from an injury or some sort, you may have developed a whiplash type of injury from a fall or a motor vehicle accident. Whiplash can be a troublesome injury and take some time to heal.
A good assessment of the type of injury that you have experienced and what part of the neck has been affected, such as the muscles, nerves, or joints, can help to direct the treatment for neck pain from injury. Once we have assessed your neck to determine the type of injury, treatment can begin to address restrictions in mobility, reduction in neck pain, exercises for strengthening weak muscles and stretching for tight muscles. Also, you can learn how to set up your work station and how to hold better posture to help your neck heal in a better position.
For neck pain related to sport, we will assess in a similar manner, but will also refer back to the sport and the specific requirements for a given sport to determine how to alleviate recurrences of neck pain and improve biomechanics of the sport to keep you doing what you love to do without neck pain!
For more information on neck pain and how we can help you reduce neck pain or heal from a neck injury, please Contact us for more information. We look forward to helping you relieve neck pain and move better!
As an additional resource for neck injury related to Whiplash, please refer to the Whiplash Injury Recovery booklet. Or take a look at our various neck videos on how to improve posture and reduce neck pain! Give it a try!