NECK PAIN


Neck pain is a common complaint that is likely to affect most of us at some point in our lives. Neck pain is often related to the mechanical structures of our necks. This means our neck muscles and joints. At Balmain Chiropractic Centre, our chiropractors treat neck pain using a combination of treatments that are safe, gentle and effective. Most people do not like ‘cracking’ treatments for the neck and we recognise this at Balmain Chiropractic Centre. Our chiropractors provide a vast range of treatments for neck pain that involve no cracking at all.

Causes of neck pain

  • Poor postures
  • Sustained postures such as sitting
  • Overuse injuries
  • Muscle and joint problems
  • Intervertebral disc problems
  • Wear and tear of the neck structures
  • Sports injuries to the neck
  • Whiplash and other accidents that involve acceleration-deceleration quickly.

 

Symptoms of neck pain

  • Pain on neck movements
  • Neck pain that refers to the shoulder or arm
  • Tingling in the shoulder, arm or hand/fingers
  • Neck tightness and stiffness
  • Neck stiffness in the mornings
  • Locking of the neck
  • Tender and sore spots around the neck

 

Common conditions of the neck

  • Intervertebral disc related pain (discogenic or axial pain)
  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Facet joint problems
  • Neck muscle strain
  • Neck joint sprain
  • Degeneration disc disease
  • Pinched nerves
  • Stenosis (narrowing) of the neck passages
  • Neck related headaches

 

What to do about neck pain

Any neck pain that is persistent or ongoing should be looked at by a chiropractor. At Balmain Chiropractic Centre we treat neck pain using the highest standards in chiropractic care. Our chiropractors focus on a clear diagnosis and explanation of what is going on. Neck pain is most commonly mechanical. This means muscles and joints cause neck pain. Chiropractors are experts in muscles and joints and should be your first step when seeking treatment for it. At Balmain Chiropractic Centre our chiropractors use treatments that are safe, gentle and effective for neck pain and neck conditions.