So you’ve hurt your neck and you can’t look over your shoulder to reverse the car, or you can’t look up to change the light bulb that’s blown.
Is the pain bothering you at night? Or has it been coming on for the past 8 years and you’ve ignored it in the hope that it will just go away?
We see this kind of problem every day!
Our patients find that after treatment they can return to their normal activities, whether that be skydiving, tending the allotment, picking up the kids, running marathons or sitting at work.
If you’ve got spondylosis in the neck the chances are you can’t turn it easily, it crunches when you do turn it, and you have a mixture of pains ranging from an ache to sharp pain.
Pain caused by wear and tear can often be treated, and any neck pain expert can help you with exercises to do at home that will help reduce the chances of the pain coming back. Remember you can also get muscle strains and joint restrictions on top of the wear and tear – pain isn’t always simple!
Sometimes even though the problem is in your neck, you feel the pain as a headache. The pain often radiates up over the top of the head to the front and may be accompanied by limited movement in the neck (thought a lot of people don’t notice this!)
“I had a whiplash injury after crashing into my patio doors head first. Rhodri, the osteopath, diagnosed my problem and relieved a lot of pressure in my neck. He gave me exercises which helped a great deal. I know it will take a long while to be back to normal, but thanks to Rhodri I’m getting there. I would highly recommend The Ashgrove Clinic for injuries.” Hilary White, Higham Ferrers
Want to know what the common causes of neck pain are, and some simple things you can do to help neck pain?
Take a look at our free booklet!
If you have neck pain one of us should be able to help you. We understand neck pain because we see and treat it on a regular basis.
Before treating you, we’ll take a full medical case history. We might carry out orthopaedic, neurological or other medical tests. This is so we know it is safe and appropriate to treat you. I promise that we will listen to you and take the time to find out what you can do to get better.
Andy Padden (Registered Osteopath)