Neck pain is a very common medical condition found in people these days. Neck pain can arise from a number of disorders and diseases of any tissues in the neck. Common neck pain conditions are whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve.
Its symptoms are:
Major causes of neck pain include:
On your first visit to the physiotherapist, he or she will first determine exactly how serious the problem is. Once the most likely cause of your problem has been determined (your diagnosis has been made), you and your healthcare professional can decide on a treatment plan. One of the keys to managing back pain or neck pain is to actively engage in rehabilitation and exercise. Physical therapy helps place patients on the right track by exercising weak points and regaining strength that may have been lost.
An exercise programme should be tailored to the individual's condition and pain level, and include a combination of stretching, strengthening and aerobic conditioning. Knowing the right exercises and how to find the right trainers can be the difference between recovery and chronic pain.
The physiotherapist works to remove the cause of the damage to the spine and prevent further occurrence. Physiotherapy therefore aims to identify:
Physiotherapy then aims to correct these problems by:
Elongating shortened structures and mobilising neural tissues and facet joints in order to restore full and correct range of movement