Neck Pain

neck-osteopathy Osteopaths help to relieve neck pain

You may be feeling like you are wearing a necklace like the lady in this picture if your usual neck movements have become very restricted and painful.

 

Osteopaths can release tensions in the spine and muscles which can impinge (compress) nerves and blood vessels in the neck and base of the skull that are often the cause of neck pain. Neck pain may also be coming from other areas such as the upper back or shoulders.

 

Neck pain will also respond well to neck and shoulder exercise which the Osteopath can show you. These exercises can reduce the muscle tension that can cause  neck pain and neck stiffness.

 

Occassionally acute pain in the neck can be caused by damage to the spine such as fracture or disc damage or pathology in the spine such as tumors this would require further investigations such as MRI scan etc to diagnose fully.

 

In general if a disc is damaged conservative treatment is the first course of action.

 

At Princes Avenue Osteopathy Clinic conservative treatment for Slipped Disc is offered. Please see our related Slipped Disc section for further information and advice.