Neck pain is rarely a symptom of a more serious problem, but it does affect our quality of life. Let’s look at the main causes:
Neck pain is a common symptom that can range from mild discomfort to severe pain and stiffness. Common symptoms of neck pain include soreness, headaches, muscle tightness or spasms, and difficulties moving the head. Neck pain can be caused by many different factors such as poor posture, muscle strain, whiplash, pinched nerve, cervical degenerative disc disease, or osteoarthritis. Neck pain can limit one’s ability to carry out everyday activities and can be very debilitating.
Osteopathic treatment for neck pain includes soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilisation and/or massage, exercises to strengthen muscles, postural advice, and lifestyle modifications. The goal of an osteopath is to reduce pain, improve mobility and flexibility in the neck and reduce the risk of future injury. The treatment plan is tailored to each patient’s individual needs and goals.
The length of time it takes to recover from neck pain varies from patient to patient, however most people start to see improvements after just a few treatments. It is important for patients to follow the recommended treatment plan and continue with any exercises or lifestyle modifications suggested by their osteopath in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.
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Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.