Neck pain can occur for many reasons, most commonly whiplash, stress, and poor work posture. Later on in life there can be wear and tear.
Neck pain can lead to time off work, having to stop doing sport or going to the gym and even sleeping properly.
Most people leave their neck pain and hope it will go away on its own. Usually leaving any pain means that your recovery time lengthens when you do seek treatment.
The most common symptoms are:
- Dull constant pain
- Sharp pain on movement
- Limited movement
- Tightness in the muscles in your neck
Having osteopathic treatment will help relax the muscles that may be in spasm, will help mobilise the small joints of the neck that will help restore normal function and ease pressure on the neck and skull. The other benefit of seeing an osteopath is the ability to assess your day to day life to see what the root cause of your neck pain is and alter that so that your pain does not return.