Neck pain

Causes of Neck Pain

Your neck comprises seven bones more commonly known as vertebrae. In between each vertebrae are the discs, and the neck is stabilised by joints, ligaments and muscles. By its design the neck is highly mobile but because of this it is prone to injury. Most commonly the neck is injured as result of trauma, however postural problems also accountfor a large percentage of cases. Disc degeneration and arthritis also contribute to cases of neck pain.

Neck Injuries

Damage can occur to joints, vertebrae, discs, nerves, muscles or ligaments. A common neck injury is 'whiplash' where the head is forced beyond its normal limitations in a 'whip' like effect.

Posture

Poor posture can put the neck muscles, ligaments, discs, nerves and spinal joints under increased and unnatural stress. Commonly patients with neck pain brought on by poor posture will exhibit rounded shoulders and a poking chin. Poor sleeping positions or working in static positions for a long time will also cause neck pain.

How We Can Help 

We can treat neck pain in a variety of ways:

  • Mobilisation
  • Manipulation
  • Functional and Rehabilitative exercises
  • Encouraging normal activity
  • Postural assessment, correction and advice
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Kinesiology Taping

For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 01962 854028 or email us at info@winchester-physio.co.uk or book online here