The most common cause of neck pain is called ‘Cervical spondylosis’. This is a medical term used to refer to age-related ‘wear and tear’ that can affect bones and tissues in the neck. However, many people with cervical spondylosis experience no noticeable symptoms, in fact most people will have a degree of it by the time they are 60.
There are a variety of other causes which can include a bulging of the intervertebral disk between the vertebra, pinching of the nerve, wry neck (locked neck) and whiplash mechanisms, amongst others.
A thorough assessment with a physiotherapist is recommended for any neck pain, after which an appropriate treatment program can be commenced.
At Caboolture Physical Therapy Centre, we use a variety of techniques, including manual therapy (such as mobilisation, manipulation and deep tissue massage), Pilates (to strengthen core muscles and increase flexibility), acupuncture, hydrotherapy and Exercise Physiology to achieve maximum effectiveness and to reduce neck pain and increase activity as quickly as possible.
If you are suffering from neck pain, please contact us and make an appointment to see one of our neck pain specialists.