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Neck pain- Chiropractor, physiotherapy and osteopathy Treatments for neck pain

One of the most common conditions we help chiropractic, physiotherapy and osteopathy patients recover from is neck pain. Neck pain causes stiffness and decresed motion. The most obvious finding in the acute stage of neck pain is the shoulders lift up to take strain off the neck. Chiropractors approach neck pain treatment with adjustments that free up the “locked” or restircted joints. Those patients with neck pain that receive physiotherapy may receive therapy like ultasound, TENS and mobilisations to the neck. Neck treatment by the Osteopath would commonly involve manipulation in the same way a chiropractor would. As with many types of trauma or injury, the acute spasms tend to be worse than the more chronic longer term ones. Acute neck pain is usually accompanied with a general whole neck spasm which greatly decreases the neck movement. Longer term neck pain that appears intermittently in flare ups is often less severe in nature than more acute neck pain.

Common Neck pain and restricted spinal segments

Common joints in the cervical spine that become restricted are the C1 and C2 area or the atlas and axis joints that sit under the skull. A chiropractor, physiotherapit or osteopath can detect the decreased motion of these spinal segments with static and motion palpation. If during an examination and testing of the joints they seem worse than at first thyought a referral for further studies may be prudent. By viewing an x-ray you chiropractor, physiotherapist or osteopath can see exactly what is happening ata structural spinal level. Once the neck x-ray has been studied by your chiropractor, physiotherapist or osteopath they will explain the findings in simple terms with the aid of modesl of the spine and diagrmas.

Neck pain is common, can be attributed with headaches and can be helped with chiropractors, physiotherapists and osteopaths at Croydon Sports Injury Clinic.