Symptoms of Neck Pain
Neck pain can vary from a stiff feeling, general soreness and difficulty moving your head to a sharp or tearing pain in the neck. In addition to neck complaints, a serious headache may also develop. Also radiation pain or tingling in the shoulders and arms can be a result of neck injuries.
The most common neck pain symptoms are:
- Muscle tightness or spasms
- Soreness of muscles
- Pain that radiates to the shoulder, shoulder blades or down the arm
- Numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands
- Tingling sensations
- Inflammatory strains of pain
- Movement restriction of the head
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain is a common complaint and can be caused by various injuries or strains. For some patients, this pain is acute, lasting a short period of time. For others, chronic neck pain can be a serious problem. Neck pain can originate from a number of causes such as neck muscle strains, worn joints, cervical nerve compression, diseases, or injuries. Neck injuries can occur at any time for a variety of reasons, but factors as your age and occupation can make this condition more likely.
Muscles in the neck can be strained from a poor posture and holding your head in the same position for a long period of time. It can also be caused by a motor vehicle accident or fall in which your neck has suffered a major blow. There are also causes which are less common, such as a herniated disc, swollen lymph nodes, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylosis, osteoarthritis, a vertebral fracture, cancer or external stress.
Types of Neck Pain
Neck injuries are divided into specific and nonspecific neck injury categories, but also into chronic and acute injuries.
1. Specific Injuries
Specific neck injuries consist of “wear and tear” degeneration in the neck, a neck hernia or osteoarthritis. With age and use cartilage can wear down and the ligaments, muscles, and tendons can become damaged. Poor sleeping positions, or seating postures, or repetitive motions at work can contribute to specific neck injuries.
2. Non-specific Injuries
Non-specific injuries are the most common. They are mainly due to a muscle strain or other soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons) or from straining the neck (such as a stiff neck from sleeping in the wrong position, or a strain from carrying a heavy item).
This type of neck injury often arises from a sudden force. A movement of the head back and forth. Pain from a whiplash can often persist for a long period of time.
Your Neck Pain Treatment
The most common types of mild to moderate neck pain usually recover on it’s own with rest within two or three weeks. If pain persists, physiotherapy is a great step to take to ease pain, improve functionality and prevent chronic pain in the future.
Fysio Masters is specialized in the treatment and remedy of various types of neck injuries. Once in the practice, a physiotherapist will review your symptoms, check for tenderness in your neck, range of motion and numbness or weakness by assessing whether a nerve has been pinched. Depending on the onset of pain and the severity of symptoms, imaging studies may be ordered.
Most types of neck injury symptoms can be successfully managed with conservative treatment. A personalized treatment plan will be designed for each individual patient by our expert neck therapists. The goal of our treatment is to reduce muscle tension, to reduce pain and to increase strength and stability in your neck. We also provide tips and advice for your posture.
At Fysio Masters our goal is to get you started on a personalized treatment plan to find relief. Depending on your specific neck condition, we will a combination of the following advanced treatment methods:
- Manual Therapy
- Medical Taping
- Dry Needling
- Trigger Point Massage
- Breathing- en Relaxation Exercises
- Mobility Exercises
- Advice for (work)position
- Cervical Collar
Patient Stories Fysio Masters
“I was very well treated by Samira. After a few sessions for my neck pain, my injury disappeared. She also gave me tips and tricks to prevent this from happening again. Now after 3 months I am still pain-free”. Zorgkaart Nederland – 18 June 2018.
“Mrs. Waanders of Fysio Masters is very professional, keeps appointments, listens to you, is flexible and the treatments are very good. She is very nice and works confidential. I am neck-injury free!” Zorgkaart Nederland – 6 March 2019.
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The first step in the treatment of your neck pain is to make an appointment to see a physiotherapist for a diagnosis and to learn your treatment options. Our therapists are specialized in resolving neck injuries and offer various proven pain relief options. Call us today or request more information.06-10343160 Whatsapp +31610343160 Schedule Online