Treatment for neck pain in Kalgoorlie
Is your neck pain making you feel like you have the weight of the world on your head? We can help get your neck right!
Neck pain is a significant problem for adults, with over 60% of people experiencing neck pain at some stage in life. It can present suddenly or occur gradually. However regardless of how it presents it often impacts on the ability to enjoy many things in life.
Although there are a wide range of causes of neck pain, the most common reason for neck pain is mechanical nature.
The most common triggers for neck pain are:
People who spend a large amount of time sitting, such as office workers and truck drivers, often find their postural muscles become fatigued as the day goes on resulting in a slumped or forward head posture. This can overload the muscles, joints, discs and connective tissues of our neck resulting in pain.
Tasks or jobs (like an electrician, plasterer or mechanic) which require repetitive or sustained use of the limbs overhead can result in increased stresses on the neck and its supporting musculature. These type of postures create compressive forces on the cervical joints and due to the position are harder to sustain making the upper limb and spinal muscles more susceptible to overload.
Unfortunately when we are asleep we are not able to monitor our posture or if it is causing us discomfort. Awkward sleeping posture may result in compression to the neck joints and impact on the blood flow to our neck muscles. This can result in severe neck pain and difficulty moving the neck.
Sustained Head Positions
Many people report neck pain if they perform tasks which require their neck to be in the same position for a prolonged period of time. The most common example of this is “text neck”, where a person has spent a prolonged period with their head bent forward. This results in overload of the joints of the neck and supporting connective tissues and muscles.
Reduced Mobility or Muscle Strength
Many people get busy in life and may not challenge their body through movement or with load. This can result in our joints becoming stiffer and our tissues becoming less capable of dealing with the loads we place on them day in and day out.
Faulty Workstation Ergonomics
Poor workstation set-up can result in our neck and spine being exposed to more sustained or repetitive stresses during the day. This can sensitise the joints and tissues in our neck causing pain.
Other causes of neck pain may include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pinched nerve
- Injuries to neck joints or discs
Our expert physios will assess your neck and spine to determine the source of your neck pain, discomfort or limited mobility. We focus on:
- Any pressure on the neck structures
- Tight and painful joints and muscles
- Posture or neck muscle control problems
- The range of motion of the neck joints
- The strength of the surrounding muscles
We can then implement effective treatment and get you on the road to recovery. Our expertly trained physiotherapists will use a combination of techniques to treat neck pain such as:
- Soft tissue and trigger point massage
- Mobilisation or manipulation of the joints.
- Individualised exercise program to promote strength and flexibility
- Relaxation therapy
- Postural correction
- Ergonomic assessment of your workstation