Neck Pain

Neck pain is very common, 2 out of 3 of us will have neck pain at sometime in our lives. Neck pain can occur suddenly after a jolt or accident, or can come on gradually over a period of time due to wear and tear. Neck strain may be due to lifestyle e.g. sitting at a computer for a prolonged time, poor posture or simply sleeping in an awkward position. Anxiety and stress can cause tension in the neck muscles which can lead to neck pain. Headaches can be a result of problems within the neck and are often due to stiff joints and muscle tension. Pain can be experienced around the neck and shoulder blades, up into the head or along the arm and into the hand.

Common reasons for neck pain

  • Whiplash
  • Tension/stress
  • Muscle strain/ spasm
  • Poor posture
  • Stiff neck joints including facet joint degeneration
  • Disc problems including prolapsed/ “slipped” disc
  • Nerve pain including arm pain from a compressed/ “trapped” nerve
Physiotherapy Lisburn Neck pain

How Can Physiotherapy Help Your Neck Pain?

Our experienced physiotherapists will complete a thorough assessment to provide an accurate diagnosis for your neck pain. This will involve spending time with you asking about your symptoms and doing movements and tests to find out the origin of your pain. After this analysis of the cause of your pain we will treat the joints, muscles, nerves, or ligaments that are causing your problem. As indicated by your examination treatment may involve;

  • Hands on physiotherapy treatment e.g. mobilisations, manipulation and soft tissue massage
  • Electrotherapy e.g. ultrasound, LASER
  • Specific exercises, stretching and strengthening programmes
  • Taping e.g. kinesiology taping or zinc oxide taping
  • Advice on managing your condition and preventing the problem from recurring

We aim to restore your mobility and get you back to your daily activities or sport quickly and safely.