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Neck Pain

The pain comes from the cervical spine which and can involve joints muscles and nerves. In this article we look at symptoms, causes and treatment options. 

What is Mechanical Neck pain?

Mechanical neck pain refers to pain in the neck that comes from either your muscles, nerves or joints. 

What causes mechanical neck pain?

Like with many issues that involve our body, there can be a number of reasons for this. For some people the pain may come from tight muscles, for others it could be from stiff joints or a combination of both. 

Our lives in the twenty-first century can put a lot of demand on our necks. Everyday tasks such as driving, using a mobile phone or even sitting in front of a computer screen can put a strain on your neck. Fortunately, our bodies are robust and if done infrequently we can perform these tasks with minimal to no discomfort. The problem occurs when our necks become fatigued by the accumulation of stress that builds on a regular basis.

How do I treat mechanical neck pain?

Mechanical neck pain can be caused by multiple different reasons, so there is not just one way to approach the problem. In most cases, the pain may originate from stiff/irritated joints and/or tight muscles. Sometimes these issues can also lead to headaches which you can find out about by clicking here. 

First, you need to make sure that your neck pain is coming from a mechanical cause. To do this it is advised you speak to a trained healthcare professional such as a chiropractor to help diagnose the issue. Once you have a diagnosis, you and the chiropractor can come up with a treatment plan to help get your neck feeling better again. 

Mechanical neck pain treatments can include:

  • Spinal Manipulation or mobilisation 
  • Neck and upper back muscle release techniques 
  • Acupuncture or Dry Needling 
  • Taping 
  • Home exercises such as stretches and strength work
  • Heat or Cold Therapy

At Skelian we offer a variety of excellent services performed by our highly trained expert healthcare professionals that can help you with your acute back pain.

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