Neck pain can be frustrating and affect all aspects of your daily life. Posture and accidents are the most common causes of neck pain. Neck and upper back pain is most commonly felt in those with sedentary jobs, but may also be experienced by athletes who are commonly in one posture, or people in occupations that require them to look up for prolonged periods.
One of the most complicated areas in the human body is the neck. It needs to be functioning well in order to do just about anything, so when you have neck pain it seems to affect all aspects of your daily life. Poor posture, bad ergonomics and injury are the most common causes of neck pain.
Neck pain often feels like tight or sore muscles, but just like the lower back, there is a complex web of soft tissue structures and joints that are often at the root of the problem. Physio’s are very good at finding the issue and giving you the right advice and treatment – don’t just assume it’s a tight muscle and stretch it, you may be making it worse!
Our treatments for neck pain will vary depending on the presentation, but in most cases we will combine hands on therapy with exercises, posture education and ergonomic advice.