Neck pain remedy

Neck Pain Treatment

DO YOU NEED RELIEF FROM NECK PAIN OR INJURY?

Around 10% of the population¹ are experiencing neck pain at any one time, so you’re not alone!

A major contributor is our modern lifestyle: sitting at desks, driving, looking at phones or ipads, stress and simply, the hectic pace of life. These can all contribute to neck pain and if left untreated may result in injury.

At Pakenham Osteopathy we combine treatment modalities such as massage, stretching, joint mobilisation, dry needling and exercises to get you back feeling better sooner.

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OUR OSTEOPATHS ARE EXPERIENCED IN TREATING NECK PAIN AND INJURY

Hello

I regularly treat clients with neck pain, some of whom also suffer headaches. I understand it can affect every part of your life, from your mood and concentration to energy levels.

I really love providing strategies outside the treatment room to help improve my client’s neck pain.

CHOOSE BREA

Nice to meet you

Neck pain is so prevalent and manual treatment can make a significant change in pain levels really early on.

I enjoy using a combination of techniques on the neck and I have a toolkit of home exercises that can help speed up recovery.

CHOOSE AARON

Hi There

Even during my University days I enjoyed treating the neck.  I found I could really great results for my clients quite quickly. 

I am passionate about getting people away from their desks or screens and moving more and these can all help ease neck pain.

CHOOSE SKYE

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WORRIED ABOUT THE CAUSE OF YOUR NECK PAIN?

We see ourselves not only as “engineers of the body” but also as educators. Too often clients have seen other healthcare providers but still don’t know the cause of their neck pain. And we think not knowing is the worst!  We provide all clients with a written management plan that outlines the cause of their injury, a likely time frame for recovery and any exercises that may help their neck pain or injury.

WE ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS SO WE DON’T MISS ANYTHING SINISTER!

Very rarely, neck pain can be a sign of serious disorders such as heart attack, brain haemorrhage, lung tumours and rheumatoid arthritis. Our osteopaths are trained to detect these and refer you off immediately. So if you’re wondering why we spend so long taking your history, that’s the reason!

HAVE YOU TRIED OTHER TREATMENTS BUT NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK?

With our combined experience of over 50 years, our osteopaths have seen just about every cause of neck pain and injury. Some of the more common causes of neck pain are muscle strains, joint sprains, disc injuries, whiplash, wry neck. We pride ourselves on getting to the root of the problem so that you stay better for longer.

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Call 5941 4157 or talk to us via the chat box to have your questions answered straight away.

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Do you want to feel happier and healthier? Our Osteopaths have been treating neck pain for over 15 years! We have treated thousands of happy satisfied clients because we treat everyone like a VIP.

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MORE ABOUT NECK PAIN

Some Statistics About Neck Pain²

  • Neck pain ranks in the top 5 disorders in the United States, with 10-20% of people reporting incidents of neck pain
  • Studies show neck pain impacts your physical, social and mental well-being2
  • Factors that influence neck pain include ergonomics at work, physical activity, repetitive movements, fitness related factors like body weight, diet and hydration and injury or illness
  • Osteoarthritis may be present in up to half of all neck pain cases in individuals over 50
  • Men have a higher percentage of disc problems (40%) than women (28%) in cases of neck pain in individuals aged 55-64
  • Chronic neck pain, often called a stiff neck, or aching neck, or a crick in your neck, causes discomfort that lasts for days or weeks 
  • A study published in the Journal of Physical Medicine³ found that neck pain patients who received 4 weeks of physical therapy, demonstrated increased neck range of motion and decreased pain.  The control group (who received no hands on treatment) showed no difference. 

CAUSES OF NECK PAIN

There are a myriad of things that can cause neck pain however some of the more common are:

  • Sleep position (stomach sleepers are very susceptible to neck pain)
  • Desk workers
  • Heavy manual work
  • Working in awkward or confined places
  • Lifting weights
  • Working above your head
  • Poor posture
  • Trauma such as a whiplash injury
  • Disc injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

TIME FRAMES FOR RECOVERY

Generally with neck pain in the clinic we see results within 3-5 treatments.  And often even earlier for purely mechanical problems.  

The predicament we see with neck pain is recurrence.  What we find is that when our clients are pain-free often they stop doing their exercises, and they revert to all the activities that can aggravate their neck pain such as:

  • Looking down at phones and ipads
  • Sitting at a desk 8 hours a day
  • Long drives to and from work 
  • Poor posture particularly whilst sitting 
  • Slumping on the couch at the end of a long day

However, we aim to give you strategies at home that can combat these activities and decrease the reliance on treatment.

TREATMENTS

We can use a variety of techniques on the neck that may assist with recovery.  These include:

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Stretching
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Joint articulation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Joint manipulation
  • Positional techniques
  • Postural awareness and correction

REFERENCES

1 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/722301_1

2 https://www.tensunits.com/blog/2018/07/15/neck-pain-statistics/

3 Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Mar;82(3):203-18; quiz 219-21. “Effectiveness of physical therapy for patients with neck pain: an individualized approach using a clinical decision-making algorithmWang WT, Olson SL, Campbell AH, Hanten WP, Gleeson PB.