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Neck Pain Treatment

Neck pain is a general term used to describe pain usually associated with pain in neck and in many cases upper shoulder.

Causes of neck pain

  • Abnormalities of bones and joints
  • Trauma either direct or indirect to the head and neck from a fall or an accident
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Tumors
  • Muscle sprains (most common cause of neck pain)
  • Overuse or overexertion

Injuries often associated with neck pain

  • Whiplash injuries from sports and car accidents
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (compression of nerves/blood vessels in the neck shoulder region)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Nerve entrapments and radiculopathy (affected nerve does not function properly)

Treatment of neck pain

Depending on the cause of neck pain treatment options vary but usually involve

  • Reducing pain and inflammation
  • Reducing muscle spasm or contraction
  • Reducing compression on associated nerves/blood vessels
  • Treatments for neck pain are most commonly associated to muscle sprains which can be treated with good results by physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture

If you have any questions about neck pain or associated pains with the neck contact our staff at Dynamic Physiotherapy.

Neck Pain Treatment

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