Is that neck pain back?

Nov 16, 2021

Neck pain is a common problem and two-thirds of the population will experience neck pain at some point in their lives. Although felt in the neck, it can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the spine. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back.

The head is supported by the neck and upper back, and usually one of these will be responsible for neck pain, but it could be a combination of both. The top three joints in the neck allow for most movement of your neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and those of the upper back create a supportive structure for your head to sit on. If this support system is affected adversely, then the muscles in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain.

Restriction of movement and pain in the neck can be quickly addressed using techniques such as active release techniques, trigger point therapy, neck manipulation and dry-needling, all of which are available at our practice. Commonly neck pain and restriction of movement are caused by tight muscles predominantly on one side of the neck (could be both); even slipped discs or hernias will be accentuated or reach a crisis point due to muscle tightness.

Our therapists have a long record of experience with neck issues and will be able to provide you with long lasting changes so that you never have to suffer from neck pain again.

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