Neck pain in Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds

The facts

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:

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

  • Dietary advice

  • Postural adaptations.

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!

References:

1. MyDr.com. https://www.mydr.com.au/pain/neck-pain-treatment

2. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/neck-pain

3 Souza T. Differential diagnosis and management for the chiropractor, Protocols and algorithms, Fourth edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishing 2009.

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