Neck pain treatment @ Functional Health
Specialists say most neck pain, stiffness and other related symptoms are caused by poor posture or body position which is the way one stands, sits and walks. Chronic neck pain can alternatively also be the cause of poor posture and muscle imbalances. Neck pain, stiffness, and other postural problems are quite common for people of all ages. These conditions are often seen in those with professions where prolonged positions / postures are sometimes unavoidable (EG: office or retail workers, nurses, tradespeople etc). Poor posture or unnatural positions can easily lead to muscle and joint pain, headaches / migraines, referral pain into the upper limbs, thoracic pain and other unpleasant symptoms.
The good news is that the postural problems can be corrected through Physiotherapy. In order to speed up recovery and ensure quicker response to treatment, early diagnosis and treatment is essential.
At Functional Health, treatment of neck pain through hands-on Physiotherapy includes:
- Joint mobilisations to reduce pain and stiffness
- Taping for postural muscle re-education
- Soft tissue massage, acupuncture and dry needling
- Education on self-management / self-treatment at home
- Home exercise programs including individually-suited stretches and postural correction exercises
With early diagnosis and treatment, most patients will recover within four to eight weeks. However, this timeframe can vary as it depends on the nature of the pain, the patient’s specific condition, and a patient’s compliance to the prescribed treatment plan.