Neck pain is a growing problem amongst the UK population with many of us suffering from it at some point in our busy lives. Presentations and complaints vary and, as each case is as unique as you, can affect you differently from one person to another. Balmoral Physio aim to understand you, your needs and frustrations, giving you all support you need to live your best life.
Our first tip is to keep moving. Pain doesn’t necessarily mean harm. Remaining active as best as you can might help to speed up recovery – motion is lotion. You may wish to consider simple pain relief from your pharmacist or GP to help you manage your neck pain and keep you moving forward. Try hot or cold packs to help relieve symptoms and improve comfort. Relax. Worry and stress can often cause a hindrance in neck symptoms.
If you want one of our expert physiotherapists to help you in managing your neck pain, then get in touch and book an appointment.
At Balmoral Physio we aim to fully understand you as an individual with their own needs. These needs will be dependent on your goals and personal outcomes. We can provide you with support, education, individually tailored exercise programmes, hands-on therapy, acupuncture and more.
Discovering the cause and nature of your neck pain or other symptoms whilst understanding you is the key to a successful outcome and that is where our experience counts.
Neck Pain and Everyday Life
Neck pain can occur at any time and responds very well to physiotherapy treatment. Repetitive or sustained activities are commonly associated with neck pain. There are simple steps to reduce the impact on your life, manage the pain and minimise recurrence.
Neck Pain from Working in the Office
If you are an office worker and often sit for long periods of time, this can cause discomfort or pain in the upper back and neck.
What you can do:
- Take regular breaks to avoid repetition of the same prolonged task – even if it is just to stand and have a gentle stretch and fetching a drink of water or the printing from the printer.
- Ensure that your chair is positioned to offer continuous support of the spine and thigh, without pressure digging into the back of your knees.
- Ensure you can place your feet flat on the floor.
- Ensure that your keyboard and monitor are directly in front of you (not off to one side), making sure the top of the screen is at eye level.
- There should be enough room to manoeuvre your mouse without overstretching your arm
- Ensure you have the correct spectacles for reading your monitor; you may need to speak to your optician about this.
- Check the lighting for excessive artificial blue light and avoid glare on your screen, where possible
- As with most aches and pains, general regular exercise and activity can improve symptoms at the time as well as reducing reoccurrence.
Some workplaces will offer a workplace/ergonomic assessment to help you improve your workstation. If this is not offered, Balmoral Physio can help determine if this is needed and help arrange for this to happen for you.
NECK PAIN AND WHIPLASH INJURY
If you have unfortunately experienced a road traffic accident you may be experiencing neck pain and headaches. Rest assured that you are not alone and that these are common symptoms associated with whiplash injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident or fall.
Whiplash-associated injuries respond very well to physiotherapy and here at Balmoral Physio, we have an excellent track record for the treatment and rehabilitation returning you to full activity post-accident.
What we can do
Our experienced Physiotherapists at Balmoral Physio will carry out a thorough physical assessment of you to determine the cause of your neck pain or other symptoms.
Treatment options will be discussed with you and include lifestyle advice and support, injury and management education, bespoke rehabilitation tailed to you, hands-on treatment, acupuncture and more.
Our focus is to understand you, so that you can incorporate your recovery into your day and improve your health and wellbeing.
It is important to remember that most symptoms will respond very well to physiotherapy and that often you will be able to continue your activity at some level whilst undergoing treatment for neck pain.
Contact Balmoral Physio for help with your neck pain
Call: 0800 999 7055 to book an appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapists to treat your neck pain at your local Balmoral Physio clinic.