Neck Pain | Dee Why Chiropractic Care

As the neck and shoulder are highly mobile, they are susceptible to injury. When you have neck pain it can make it miserable to get through your day.

Simple motions such as checking your blind spot while driving or putting on a shirt can be quite challenging. Similarly a constant neck and shoulder ache can make it difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand and can manifest into a headache typically at the base of the skull and/or forehead

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Poor posture
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma

The most common symptoms include:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Neck and shoulder stiffness
  • Sharp localised pain with movements of the neck, particularly turning your head side-to-side and looking up.
  • Headaches
  • Irritating nerves in the neck, which may result in pain extending into the arm and hand.
  • Reduced motion or a Wry neck

Many people suffer from long bouts or recurrent episodes of neck pain in Dee Why, however impairments may persist even after the symptoms are resolved.

Many patients that we see become reliant on painkillers to manage their pain, however this is harmful to the body’s health. Studies have shown that a multimodal approach to neck pain has been effective in relieving symptoms and restoring proper function to the neck and shoulder.

Using this concept we tailor a specific treatment program that includes in-clinic and home therapeutic exercises combined with manual therapy.

If you have any further questions regarding neck and shoulder pain, don’t hesitate to contact us.