Neck pain

Pain in the neck can be due to injury, a mechanical or muscular problem, a trapped nerve caused by a bulge in one of the discs between the vertebrae, or from arthritis of the neck. It can range from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain. If the pain has lasted more than three months, it’s termed ‘chronic’ neck pain.
Neck pain is a common condition and is more frequently seen in women than men. Most people will experience pain in the neck at some point in their life. Many things can trigger neck pain. These include: trauma or injury, worry and stress, falling asleep in an awkward position, prolonged use of a computer keyboard and whiplash injuries.
Physiotherapy can help you to manage pain and improve your strength and flexibility. A physiotherapist can provide a variety of treatments, including mobilisation & manipulation techniques, massage, postural & ergonomic advice & exercise programmes.