Neck pain and upper back pain is a common and sometimes debilitating problem. If you are worried or would like Fay Pedler Clinic to check you out, please get in touch.
Pain in the neck and upper back region is a common and sometimes debilitating problem. Neck pain can come from a number of disorders in the neck, these include:
- Degenerative or herniated disc
- Facet joint injury
- Posture related pain
- Work related pain
- A pinched or aggravated nerve
Pain can be felt in the neck itself, over the top of the shoulders or between the shoulder blades. Pain might refer down the arms or up into the head. Neck injury can produce symptoms that range from severe acute pain, deep aching, restricted movement and referred pain, and pins and needles or numbness to the arm or hands.
At Fay Pedler Physiotherapy, our approach to neck pain is to ensure a full diagnosis is made. This is achieved through a complete assessment of the area. It may involve a referral for X-ray or MRI scan in some incidences. Treatment will then address the cause of the problem.
This may involve:
- Manual therapy and manipulation to resolve restrictions in the spine
- Soft tissue mobilisation to relieve spasm
- Exercise and education to correct muscle balance and improve posture
Our goal is always to achieve full and correct diagnosis, followed up with the most appropriate and personally devised treatment for the diagnosed problem.