Neck pain in Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds
Neck pain affects about two in three Australians.
The neck consists of seven bones that are stacked on top of each other with two facet joints and a disc in between them. It is bound with ligaments. The muscles of the neck help support and move the neck.
All the elements of the neck can be sources of pain.
Symptoms of neck pain
Symptoms can vary from mild to debilitating, depending on the person.
Symptoms may include:
Pain in the neck
Tightness in the neck
Spasm in the muscles
Referred pain in the shoulders, arms or in between the shoulders.
Types of neck pain
There are many different types of neck pain, including:
Cervical disc syndrome
Facet sprain in the neck
Muscle sprain and postural pain
Arthritis or degenerative changes
Other more serious conditions may also cause pain in the neck.
Correct treatment must be centered around diagnosing and treatment. Diagnosis should be made by a chiropractor, doctor, physiotherapist or equivalent practitioner.
Treatment of neck pain
Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in treating neck pain
Treatment will vary from person to person and between conditions but may include:
Mobilisations and manipulations
Soft tissue treatments
Contact us at Unleashed Health to find out if chiropractic care may be of benefit to you. We regularly treat people from the Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds area for neck pain and more.
We'd love to help you alleviate your pain!
3 Souza T. Differential diagnosis and management for the chiropractor, Protocols and algorithms, Fourth edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishing 2009.