A number of diseases and ailments can cause neck pain, including rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylosis, spinal stenosis, and meningitis.
Degenerative joint conditions
In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the vertebrae in the neck wears down. The neck joints can deteriorate with age, as they do in other joints in the body.
Due to herniated disc in your neck, the nerves from your spinal cord may be pinched. It is possible for nerve pain to radiate from your neck to your hands and fingers.
It is not uncommon for neck pain to be caused by poor posture, mal-alignment and prolonged positions, such as looking down at a phone or laptop, or turning your head to watch TV or the second monitor at your workstation. Acute wry neck can be caused by soft tissue restrictions or mal-alignment of the neck.
Neck Muscle strain and ligamentous sprain
As a result of an auto accident or high-impact sports collision, The soft tissues in the back of the neck are affected by whiplash, a “strain” injury in which the head whips rapidly back and forth.
You can overuse your neck muscles by sitting at your desk all day with your neck craned toward the computer screen
A severe case of neck pain may require surgery if left untreated, and if left untreated, it can keep recurring with bouts of pain becoming more frequent. The good news, however, is that physiotherapy can help most people with their neck pain!
Back pain can radiate from the base of the skull to the tops of the shoulder blades.
Symptoms range from dull aching to acute, stabbing, and shooting pain.
In addition, neck pain can sometimes include the following symptoms:
Increasing pain after staying in the same position for too long
Weakness in your arms or shoulders
Upper body stiffness and muscle tightness
Physiotherapy is one of the best treatments for neck pain. It is safe, effective, and long-lasting.
In addition to stretching, strengthening, posture correction, and ergonomic correction, our Vancouver physiotherapists will prescribe specific exercises to help you correct the cause of the problem. In order to reduce stiffness and increase your neck’s range of motion, our therapist will use specific techniques, including massage.
It is important to remember that every treatment plan is unique, and what works for one patient may not work for another. However, you can rest assured that your physiotherapist will customize the treatment to suit your specific needs!