Neck pain or neck stiffness is a common problem and generally nothing to worry about. Symptoms may include pain down the arms, headaches, numbness, spasms and restricted movement. It can be of sudden onset or go on for several weeks, months or even years and can eventually be constant.
Neck can sometimes have no specific cause, but can be due to poor posture, prolonged computer keyboard use, sleeping in an awkward position, stress or whiplash. It can however be due to specific conditions such as spondylosis or disc prolapses.
Can Billericay Physiotherapy help?
YES! Physiotherapy can help by allowing you to understand the possible causes of your neck pain and plan a rehabilitation programme to address the possible causes and symptoms. A specific, progressive Home Exercise Programme to improve flexibility and postural strength will be essential to manage your pain. ‘Hands On’ Therapy including mobilisations, manipulations, stretches and massage may also be used to return normal movement and function to the affected structures.