Physical Relief in the Zone of Fitness Mentone
If you are one of the many Australians that suffers with neck pain you’ll be pleased to know that our proven physiotherapy approach here in the territory of health and fitness Mentone may offer the solution you’ve been searching for.
Neck pain is very common, with about one in ten people having it at any given time.
This comes as no surprise when we consider the activities of modern life such as sitting in front of a computer watching prolonged periods of television and an increasing incidence of poor posture, particularly forward head posture.
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Problems with the neck can also cause headache, shoulder pain, TMJ, or jaw pain, pins and needles in the hands, carpal tunnel syndrome and upper back pain.
We encourage you to contact one of our physiotherapists in Mentone area for a thorough assessment with one of our physiotherapists. if you regularly experience any of the following: persistent neck ache first thing in the morning, neck stiffness when reversing in the car, clicking neck noise when turning, constant aching neck muscles, or tingling in your hands or fingers.
By far the most common cause of neck pain relates to the effects of poor posture.
In order to understand the impact of poor posture we must first consider why spinal alignment within the neck is so important.
Your head weighs about 5 kilograms and in normal alignment it is very carefully balanced on top of your 7 neck bones, the vertebrae.
Your muscles work very hard to maintain this position and easily withstand short periods of variation.
The problem arises when we assume awkward positions for prolonged periods.
The fine balance is disturbed and the nerves muscles, joints, ligaments, and discs of your neck become strained and irritated.
In fact the tension in your neck and shoulder muscles doubles for every 2 to 3 centimetres that your head is forward.
Over time the neck strain and pressure accumulates to a point where it becomes chronic and even the smallest changes in posture caused significant effects.
Coupled with the stresses and demands of modern life, it’s no surprise why neck pain is so common.
Other common causes of neck pain include whiplash, arthritis, and sporting injuries.
Thankfully physiotherapy like ours in Mentone offers a very effective treatment for neck pain.
After conducting a complete history, orthopaedic and neurological examination, your Mentone fitness physiotherapist will recommend a course of treatment that aims to reduce pressure, restore movement, and prevent recurrence.
Typically your physiotherapist will recommend the following postural advice on how to avoid further strain:
- A series of spinal mobilisations to restore proper movement to the neck, vertebrae,
- Massage too tight neck muscles,
- Neck exercises to encourage improved movement, next;
- Strengthening exercises,
- Heat and ice therapy to help manage your neck pain, and recommend
- A contoured pillow to provide correct support while sleeping.
Please contact us using the number on screen to arrange your comprehensive neck pain assessment we look forward to hearing from you.
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