Neck pain is a problem we see nearly every day at Hip to Toe, around 65% of the population suffers from neck pain at some point in their lives. Hip to Toes Physiotherapists are able to treat the root cause of neck pain with a combination of massage, Mobilisation, manipulation and exercises. Our goal is to treat the root cause of the problem.
The neck is a very complex structure and has to support the weight of our heads (which is like holding up a bowling ball), not only that it needs to take on everyday stresses that we make it endure like bad posture, car accidents, cracking our necks etc etc….With all these added stresses it is very easy for thing to go wrong and some of the symptoms that our clients regularly suffer from are:
A dull ache around the back of the head usually coming from the base of the skull.The most common headaches are felt around the back of the head and the base of the spine this type of headache can also radiate to the side of the skull and some time to the front of the head also
The neck muscles might be tender and tight with hard knots (trigger points). Pain can sometimes be experienced up the middle of the neck or an ache on both or one side of the neck may occur
If the joints or muscles in the neck are tight it can lead to a reduction in the ability to move the neck in a full range of movement
Issues of the neck can lead to nerve pain in the spine. This can result to pain in the neck that can radiate down the arms. Some people may also experience pin and needle or tingling in the arms, numbness, burning and weakness. This pain is more common at night
This is where the muscles in the neck involuntary spasm. Sometimes you can’t move your neck. This condition is referred to as ‘wry neck’.
Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are common due to the shoulder being such a mobile joint. The shoulder joint is quite an unstable joint so it is prone to injury. The shoulder muscles are very important in keeping the shoulder stable and functioning properly. At Hip to Toe Arundel Physiotherapy shoulder pain is a common problem we treat.