Neck Pain

Neck pain can be a real pain in the neck.

Necks Are Pivotal – Are You Caring For Yours?

Necks consist of vertebras, the spinal cord, part of the respiratory and digestive tracts, glands, nerves, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and other soft tissues. Your neck is a vital element in your day-to-day function.

Our neck allows us to move our head from side to side, up and down, enabling us to look at many angles without having to shift our whole body. They protect the crucial nerves that travel from our brain down into the rest of our body, allowing messages to reach right down to our toes. They house beneficial elements that contribute to our ability to breathe, swallow, speak, and control our metabolism. So, when things aren’t working as intended in our necks, there can be significant consequences. 

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Types Of Neck Pain.

Because necks do a lot for us, it’s understandable that neck pain is a common issue. When it occurs, it can make a host of activities difficult and uncomfortable, such as sleeping, driving, and having a conversation. Watching a tennis match would certainly be out of the question!

Neck problems can cause various types of neck pain, such as aching, tenderness, burning and stabbing pain, and can also create issues such as stiffness, headaches, shoulder pain, and tingling fingers.

Neck pain can have various sources, such as health conditions and injuries. Pain is present to alert us to these factors; it’s our body’s way of saying ‘something is wrong.’ 

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Poor Posture

The neck supports the weight of the head, so if it is constantly in the wrong position, it is forced to deal with a lot of stress as it works to fulfil its role. When the neck is in a good position, your chest should be open, your shoulders gently pulled back, and your ears directly over your shoulders. This posture means our heavy heads are more evenly balanced on the cervical spine, reducing the strain on our necks.
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Whiplash

Our necks are complex and sensitive, so when faced with a sudden, uncontrolled movement back and forth, it can result in pain, headaches, and reduced mobility and range of motion. Whiplash often happens in situations such as car accidents and can be mild or severe. When it occurs, the neck joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be significantly impacted, and the injury can also lead to spinal misalignment.
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Arthritis

Different types of arthritis can affect the neck. These may include spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. These often create degenerative issues and can impact parts such as nerves and discs.
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Disc Injuries

Discs, or intervertebral discs, act like cushions between the spinal bones called vertebrae. When they are injured or are subject to wear and tear, their function is reduced, which can lead to degeneration and pressure on the bones, nerves, and surrounding soft tissues.
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Chronic Neck Pain

Neck pain is generally classed as chronic when it persists or frequently recurs for at least three months. It can result from many conditions and injuries, can range from mild to severe, and can lead to issues such as regular numbness in certain fingers.

How Optimise Health Can Help You?

Neck pain can impact your quality of life in many ways, and as such, seeking treatment can make a significant difference. At Optimise Health, we approach neck pain holistically and collaboratively, offering a range of services that can help reduce your neck pain and prevent further issues.
Misalignment in the body can lead to headaches. While it may be unexpected, this can sometimes start in the feet! A podiatrist can provide assessment and treatment to realign your gait, posture, and body to reduce headache symptoms.

Are you struggling with pain or mobility issues? Our Physiotherapy Solutions in Toowoomba aim to improve your quality of life. We believe in an integrative approach, combining traditional and contemporary physiotherapy techniques.

Clinical Pilates has countless benefits and is suitable for most people of all ages and abilities. We offer 45-minute mat and reformer pilates classes that involve a maximum of five people or can be provided one-on-one. These are run on-site and include all necessary equipment.

When you are faced with neck pain, the idea of a massage can be all too appealing! Our therapists can help to reduce the tension in your neck, improve your neck mobility, and reduce your pain by using techniques that focus on the underlying issue.

Decrease Neck Pain and Heighten Prevention.

Our multidisciplinary team can assist in a variety of ways. Our qualified and experienced practitioners will thoroughly assess your neck to make a diagnosis and develop a care plan, regularly review your progress, and provide professional support during treatment.

We will also help you understand your neck pain and the underlying factors. This can help not only to improve your current state but also to prevent reoccurrence and the development of other issues. 

Frequently Asked Questions.

Neck pain can manifest in a variety of ways. These may include dull aching, a burning sensation, pain that radiates up the neck and down the back and arms, tingling and numbness in the arms, hands and fingers, and headaches. It may also cause mood changes, sleep problems, and nausea.
As neck pain can be an indicator of many different issues, it is beneficial to find the right sort of help. Some concerns require assessment from a doctor or specialist and scans and tests such as X-rays and CT scans. When you come to us, we can assess you and help to develop a plan that includes one or more of our services that will assist your specific issues, such as a combination of massage therapy and Pilates.
Neck pain may subside without treatment, but it depends on what is causing it. Even if it is mild or infrequent, some form of assistance may be helpful.

Why We’re Good With Pains In The Neck?

Our care involves evidenced-based techniques and methods provided by our experienced and friendly team. We are dedicated and committed to assisting you with neck pain and reduced function.
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Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Neck pain can be complex, so approaching it from different angles can be highly beneficial. For example, your neck may require stretching and strengthening as well tension release, which can be gained from a variety of therapies.
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Multi-Faceted Care

Our multi-disciplinary treatment plans can involve diagnosis, treatment, education, the provision of necessary equipment and tools, exercise and stretch prescription, and guidance and support regarding preventative measures.
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High-Quality Equipment And Facilities

Our modern clinics and resources allow us to deliver high-quality care.

Life’s Not So Fun With A Pain In Your Neck.

Neck pain can make it hard to move, sleep, and concentrate. It can cause us to feel unhappy, irritated, anxious, and stressed. In some cases, neck pain can even affect swallowing and breathing and cause debilitating issues in other parts of the body. Reduced safety may also result from limited mobility and distraction.

The good news is that in many cases, treatment can help to reduce pain and increase movement within the neck, allowing you to feel more yourself. We can evaluate your situation and work towards a solution for you. 

Optimise Your Health Today.

Neck pain, whether it is mild or severe, once off or regular, can have a major impact on your life. At Optimise Health, our multidisciplinary team is committed to helping you find relief and prevent further issues. To find out how we can help you, contact us today!

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