There are 4 main patterns of neck pain.
It’s a pain in the neck. Literally. Tender to the touch, inhibiting movement, it hurts like hell. Learn more about your Pain in the neck.
The pain in your neck is shooting upwards into the back of your head. Learn more about Neck Pain spreading to the back of your Head.
Your shoulders and arms are hurting. Sharp, stabbing pains are emanating from your neck. Learn more about Neck Pain spreading to your Shoulders and Arms.
It hurts between and around your shoulders making you stiffen up which only makes matters worse. Learn more about Pain spreading down between your Shoulder Blades.
Gold Coast Neck Pain Relief & Treatment
Neck pain, also known as cervical pain, is a common condition that we regularly treat at Mind & Body Chiropractic. A delicate and fragile part of the anatomy, it’s not until we suffer an injury or develop pain in our neck, that we realise just how often our necks actually shift about on a daily basis. Like the other major areas of pain and discomfort that we tend to, such as back pain, headaches and stress, persistent neck pain often affects our ability to concentrate and perform everyday activities or responsibilities, such as driving a car or working.
At Mind & Body Chiropractic, we’re specialists in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of all types of cervical pain. When dealing with neck pain, it is essential that the underlying cause of the ache is identified, along with the specific parts of the neck that need to be treated. Our practitioners are equipped with the very latest in cutting-edge chiropractic techniques and technologies and can develop a personalised treatment plan to alleviate your cervical aches and pains. We have a strong collaboration with specialists across all medical fields and in the event that we cannot treat your condition, we will refer you to a suitable clinician who can.
What Causes Neck Pain?
There are many causes of neck pain, including neck strain (often due to poor posture or even sleeping in an awkward position), injury (such as whiplash from an accident which causes the head to violently snap back beyond its typical range of movement, or attained through a sporting injury), degenerative disc disease, herniated disc and pinched nerve. Joint degeneration is a common cause of neck pain, stemming from the accumulative stress and trauma sustained throughout the cause of one’s lifetime. Additionally, neck pain can also be the direct result of a serious viral infection such as tuberculosis or meningitis, or attributed to muscle conditions including fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatic.
Is My Neck Pain Serious?
If you’re suffering from minor discomfort or stiffness that fades away following a night’s sleep, you most likely just need to modify the habits in your daily routine that are creating the pain, such as poor posture for prolonged periods of time, while seated at your workspace, or spending way too much time staring down at your smartphone, while texting or such, which places considerable strain on your neck and has the potential to cause chronic pain in the lower back region.
On the other hand, if you suffer from unrelenting neck pain (of any degree) that persists for days, this is a clear indicator that your condition is of a more serious nature and should be examined by a trained chiropractor.
Neck Pain Treatment
Chiropractic treatment for neck pain involves cervical manipulation, or ‘neck adjustments’. This procedure strengthens the intervertebral discs of your neck, helping to restore the natural range of motion and enhancing the function of surrounding muscles to reduce tension and enable you to once again freely move your head without suffering crippling neck pain or stiffness. Recent research has concluded that chiropractic treatment for neck pain is a safer alternative to existing medical treatment and provides an effective long-term solution to persistent pain. Before any patient can undergo cervical manipulation, they are subject to a full examination to determine if they are a suitable candidate.