In contrast to the lower back, our necks are predominantly designed for movement instead of carrying load and as result, the muscles supporting the neck perform different roles depending on their requirements for function. Symptoms can range from a dull ache beginning as low as your shoulder blade, to sharp pains as high as the base of your skull. A Global Burden of Disease study in 2010 demonstrated the burden that neck pain can have over time, thus placing emphasis on the importance of limiting recurrence for future quality of life.
Treatment of neck pain is based off a biopsychosocial framework that considers multiple factors other than just simply your physical pain. Following a thorough subjective and physical assessment, our physiotherapists will tailor an individualised treatment plan to your specific injury. This may include the use of modalities such as education, soft tissue mobilisation, dry needling, cupping, exercise therapy, and heat/cold therapy.
If you would like to learn more about our services, or have some questions regarding our treatment options in our Mount Lawley clinic, feel free to give us a call.
You can reach us at (08) 9271 8805 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to answer your questions.