Neck and Back Pain

Neck and back pain will be experienced by over 80% of people throughout their lifetime. Symptoms range from an uncomfortable ache to intense pain, often radiating down the arms or legs. This can require both medical and physiotherapy involvement. A Physiotherapist will provide a detailed assessment of the structures in the neck and back to establish the source of the pain.

Once the cause of pain has been determined, a variety of techniques will be used to alleviate symptoms. A specific exercise programme will be provided along with postural and ergonomic advice. Evidence has shown that commitment to a simple strengthening programme from your Physiotherapist vastly reduces the recurrence of back and neck pain.

Sources of back and
neck pain include:

  • Whiplash
  • Disc protrusions
  • Nerve impingement
  • Sciatica
  • Muscular strains
  • Scoliosis
  • Acute wry neck
  • Cervicogenic headaches

Other orthopaedic
conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint replacement rehabilitation
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Osgood Schlatters
  • Haglunds deformity
  • Fracture rehabilitation
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)