What are the symptoms of non specific neck pain?
Simple Neck Pain
Patients that attend the clinic with simple or non specific neck pain usually means that there is no specific underlying disease that is causing the neck pain. This would indicate that there is a good possibility that the source of the problem is coming from a dysfunctional joint, muscle or nerve. This means that in these cases osteopathic treatment can have a very quick and effective response! The cause of this type of neck pain is multifactorial; poor posture, anxiety, depression and occupational activities can all play a part. You may complain of the following symptoms
- Commonly, exercise makes the pain worse and rest relieves it, but the opposite may also be true.
- The pain may radiate down the arm, up into the head, into the shoulder, or across the shoulder blade
- You may get associated pins and needles and pain into your arms, but with no loss of sensation or muscle strength.
- A potential headache or dizziness.
What do you advise for helping to relieve simple neck pain?
There is no one type of advice that is best suited to treating neck pain and it usually involves different factors to achieve sustained long term relief from the symptoms. There are some simple measures that you can do to help your neck pain.
- A firm pillow may help to provide more comfort at night and support the hollow of the neck. Using two pillows may force the head into an unnatural position.
- Getting back to your normal lifestyle as soon as possible is very important. If you let the pain dominate your daily lifestyle and become protective of how you move then you can create more mobility problems down the line.
- See your Doctor immediately: Pain and inflammation will restrict the way you move your muscles and joints which may lead to long term compensatory patterns within these tissues resulting in potential headaches. They will be able to advise and prescribe the best medication for you based on your pain severity and medical history.
- Give MCPP Osteopaths a call. Pain can get very debilitating at times and if your symptoms haven’t change after 4 weeks then its time to get seek out a health care professional. We see a lot of patients in this scenario and find that a thorough case history combined with a selective functional movement assessment (SFMA) assists us to work out what areas of the body might be creating the neck pain. This information then helps us use a combination of active release technique, medical acupuncture, rock tape and selective exercises based on your movement impairments to achieve very quick results to your neck pain.
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