Neck pain and stiffness is one of the most common ailments people experience in today’s sedentary, screen focussed and often stressful environment. Many people learn to live with the symptoms of neck pain for some time before seeking any care beyond simple pain relief medication.
Like, low back pain, the causes of neck pain can be complex. However, common contributing factors may include poor posture, prolonged periods sitting at a desk or in front of a screen, stress, degenerative change in the cervical spine, muscle imbalance and tightness in the neck and shoulders.
Our current lifestyle is often not conducive to good spinal health. Stress levels are high, we spend excessive time hunched over screens, many of us do not get enough exercise and nutrition is often poor.
Coupled with the above factors is a tendency for people to give little regard to the health of their neck, or spine in general, until we experience symptoms….and even then, our first instinct is often to mask the symptoms with medication and do nothing to address the cause of the problem.
Our chiropractors at Surf Coast Chiropractic have many years experience in dealing with the many presentations of neck pain and disability. We conduct thorough and specific examinations aimed at identifying the underlying cause of the neck pain symptoms and determine the best approach to reduce pain, improve function and minimise the likelihood of recurrence.
You will always be informed and actively involved in your care.
Our approach to managing your neck pain may include some of the following:
Manual therapy: Our chiropractors are highly skilled in delivering specific, gentle and effective manual adjustments and mobilisation techniques to the spine aimed at improving joint mobility and proprioception (healthy nerve function).
Soft tissue therapy: After a thorough assessment of muscle strength, tone and posture, our chiropractors, massage therapists and myotherapists will often utilise specific soft tissue therapy to reduce muscle tension and improve function.
Stretching, strengthening and rehabilitation exercises: Our chiropractors prioritise exercise as an important component of neck pain management. We believe that although the care provided in our practice is a vital part of your recovery plan, so too is the home care and lifestyle advice we give and the exercises we prescribe to improve the strength, movement and resilience of your spine. We can tailor a specific exercise program appropriate for your condition.
Our chiropractors at Surf Coast Chiropractic have been providing effective treatment to people experiencing neck pain for more than 25 years. Our practices are located in Torquay on the Surf Coast, Bendigo in central Victoria and Surrey Hills in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.