Neck pain can be fairly common and is bound to affect most people at some point in their life. Most of the time, this pain remits and gets better quickly by itself. However, neck pain can be persistent and debilitating, sometimes it can be frequent and frustrating. The pain can be associated with other symptoms such as arm pain and headaches.
Neck pain is, for the vast majority, ‘simple’ or ‘mechanical’ with no serious underlying cause. If neck pain is mechanical in nature then the dysfunction can relate to the joints and soft tissues such as the muscles and ligaments. This can be caused by poor posture, driving position, trauma and sleep patterns amongst many other reasons.
For some, neck pain can be associated with disruptive nerves or even ‘trapped/compressed nerves’. This can often be the case if the joints are not moving effectively or if the shock absorbing pads between the vertebrae are damaged.
If you are suffering with neck discomfort or pain please don’t hesitate to contact us.