PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT FOR NECK PAIN: Neck pain is a condition whereby neck muscles are strained as a result of pressure on the neck from wrong postures such as leaning over the computer or hunching over your desk.

Signs and Symptoms of Neck Pain Include:

  • Firstly, muscle tightness and spasms
  • Secondly, decrease in ability to move your head
  • Thirdly, headache and so on.


Knowing very well that your neck is flexible and it supports the weight of your head, however it can be vulnerable to injuries and conditions which can cause pains and as a result restrict motion. Causes of neck pain incude the following:

  • Muscle strains : Overuse of the neck, such as too many hours of hunching over your computer or smartphone usually triggers muscle strains. In addition, minor things, such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth, can strain neck muscles.
  • Worn joints. Just like the other joints in your body, your neck joints tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cushions (cartilage) between your bones (vertebrae) to deteriorate. Your body then forms bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain.
  • Injuries. Rear-end auto collisions often result in whiplash injury, which occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues of the neck.
  • Diseases. Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis or cancer, can cause neck pain. Osteoarthritis also is a common cause of neck pain.

When should I see a physiotherapist?

Hurry to see a Physiotherapist  if you have any unexplained neck pain which :

  • Is severe
  • Persists for several days without relief
  • Spreads down arms or legs
  • Is accompanied by headache, numbness, weakness or tingling

Prevention Of Neck Pain

Most neck pain is associated with poor posture combined with age-related wear and tear. To help prevent neck pain, keep your head centered over your spine. Some simple changes in your daily routine may help. Consider trying to:

  • Use good posture. When standing and sitting, be sure your shoulders are in a straight line over your hips and your ears are directly over your shoulders.
  • Take frequent breaks. If you travel long distances or work long hours at your computer, get up, move around and stretch your neck and shoulders.
  • Adjust your desk, chair and computer so that the monitor is at eye level. Knees should be slightly lower than hips. Use your chair’s armrests.
  • Avoid tucking the phone between your ear and shoulder when you talk. Use a headset or speakerphone instead.
  • If you smoke, quit. Smoking can put you at higher risk of developing neck pain.
  • Avoid carrying heavy bags with straps over your shoulder. The weight can strain your neck.
  • Sleep in a good position. Your head and neck should be aligned with your body. Use a small pillow under your neck. Try sleeping on your back with your thighs elevated on pillows, which will flatten your spinal muscles.
A good Sleeping posture

Treatment of Neck Pain

Consult us at Effective Physiotherapy & Fitness Clinic for the best treatment for neck pains without the use of synthetic drugs which might have silent side effects on the internal organs in your body. We shall also teach you correct posture, alignment and neck-strengthening exercises as well as other measures to help ease your pain and prevent a recurrence.

You can contact us on: 080 3436 5055

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