Acute Neck Pain Physio Help
Your 8kg head balances on a narrow support made up of seven bones called vertebrae. Discs separate and provide shock absorbing between the discs, while facet (hinge type) joints stabilise the spine and guide motions. Ligaments support the vertebrae while the muscles rely on the control of the nervous system for efficient patterns of movement. Because the neck is so mobile, it may be easily traumatised.
A specific injury, or repeated small stresses and postural problems, are the most common causes of neck pain. Underlying diseases such as facet joint arthritis or disc degeneration can also contribute to the pain you feel.
Without you realising it, anxiety or fear of getting worse, may add to your pain experience. Physiotherapists, who are experts in posture and human movement, are able to determine if your neck is causing or contributing to your pain and help you to understand why it is troubling you. Seek accurate and practical help from a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for effective outcomes.
If you are experiencing pain or restriction of movement, that is limiting your activities or enjoyment of life – Why Wait? Book online for a consultation with Helen Potter at In Touch Physiotherapy www.intouchphysio.com.au