Chronic Neck injuries
For any of chronic conditions, contact us for an assessment
Neck pain is not always localised just to the neck, radicular pain(a compressed nerve root in the neck) can cause shooting pains down the shoulder, arm and hand.
Correct diagnosis is essential for planning an appropriate rehabilitation programme. X-rays are usually ordered first to evaluate the state of the spine, whilst CT and MRI scans can be used to look for any compression of the spinal cord, or nerve root compression in the case of a slipped disc. In rare cases, it may be wise to get the opinion of a neurological consultant, to ensure there is no nerve damage.
In most cases, treatment is conservative, using manual therapies designed to relax the muscle groups governing the neck, whilst stretching exercises and physical exercise can help to reduce a patient’s pain.
Getting a holistic picture of a patient’s is important here – knowing factors such as how long they spend in front of a computer each week for example can be key in preventing the persistence of symptoms.
For any of these conditions, contact us for an assessment