Neck Pain

Neck Pain Brisbane

Written by Roger Morelli, Myotherapist

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can be triggered by many things. It’s important to consult with a qualified Myotherapist, Remedial Massage Therapist or a GP to get an accurate assessment of what the underlying cause is. Don’t assume symptoms that sound like what we are discussing are what you have – get a diagnosis and understand what’s causing your pain.

Muscular Strain

Muscular strain is a commonly cited source of neck pain.

When muscles in the upper back and neck are weak and lack endurance – the neck can become easily irritated.  The result is people googling “neck muscle spasm headache” or “sharp shooting pain in neck”– neck muscle spasm can lead to tension headaches.

How are tension headaches treated?

In Brisbane, Myotherapy and Remedial Massage techniques are among the best treatment options for tension headaches muscle spasm.  Your therapist will also show you easy to perform stretches and the neck and shoulder pain strengthening exercise series.

Remedial Massage techniques for tension headaches are effective treatments for the causes of neck pain.

Neck pain

What are the Symptoms of Neck Sprain?

Neck stiffness, loss of range, loss of quality of movement, pain between the shoulders, sharp shooting pain in neck, neck muscle spasm, shoulder pain and of course neck ache/pain.

Symptoms often decrease when the neck is supported or at rest – and may increase with movement or unexpected moves.

How can I reduce Neck pain?

Be conscious of posture and movement – not staying in one position for extended periods.

The following neck and shoulder pain exercise performed a few times weekly will reduce neck and shoulder irritation

 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-02/simple-exercises-to-reduce-neck-pain-for-office-workers/9283044

Used in tandem with ergonomic adjustments – this strengthening suite has been proven to lower self-reported neck pain in the majority of study participants – within as little as 3 weeks.  That is without the benefit of Remedial Massage techniques and Myotherapy to desensitise pain and improve movement quickly.

What shouldn’t you do?

Don’t endlessly use ibuprofen and paracetamol and topical creams to reduce pain without addressing the causes.  Chronic use of these substances create serious complications to our health.

Neck Pain Treatments – pain relief for the neck and back

Neck Pain

A Myotherapist is skilled at determining pain causes and treatment and has a wide array of tools to reduce neck irritation including manual therapy (massage), Joint Mobilisations, Dry Needling, Electro needling, Exercise and Strengthening, Nerve glides and Cold Laser Therapy.

Research has proven that a combination of joint and muscle treatments in tandem with targeted strengthening exercises  will quickly reduce pain, stiffness and are a great “how to stop tension headaches”  method.  Neck and shoulder pain exercises help maintain and improve on excellent results.

Links

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/treating-neck-pain-with-a-dose-of-exercise-201112123928

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-02/simple-exercises-to-reduce-neck-pain-for-office-workers/9283044

https://www.smh.com.au/technology/work-a-pain-in-the-neck-heres-what-science-says-helps–and-its-not-ergonomics-20171219-h075ib.html

https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2016/mobile-phones-can-be-a-pain-in-the-neck

https://s3.maic.qld.gov.au/files/Whiplash-Injury-Recovery-booklet-2015.pdf

https://blog.thorlaser.com/task-force-on-neck-pain-supports-use-of-laser/

 References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20593537

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2bd1/115abdfaa99930bf7a36559ab53e79e9b3c6.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20593537

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29088401

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26498979

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)61522-1/abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?Db=pubmed&Cmd=DetailsSearch&Term=18204386%5Buid%5D

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20704667

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15389743

http://medlouxx.com/Internet%20medlouxx%20de/files/downloads/R%20CHOW%20et%20al%20Pain%202006.pdf

Roger Morelli
Roger Morelli is a Myotherapist at Knead Massage in Brisbane CBD. He loves helping clients improve their quality of life with effective Myotherapy and corrective exercise treatments. He has a special interest in lower limb issues after experiencing a life changing car accident 20 years ago.
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