Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain effect around 80% of us at some stage in our lives. From waking up with a “crick” in your neck to hurting your lower back in the garden or experiencing middle back pain from poor posture whilst computing. Most back or neck pain is not serious and can be addressed by your physiotherapist who will:
- determine the cause of the back or neck pain
- use manual techniques where appropriate such as joint mobilisation and soft tissue releases
- advise on the correct exercises to mobilise and/or strengthen the area
- provide guidance on lifestyle, ergonomic or postural changes required to prevent recurrence
X-rays or MRI scans are rarely required but these can be ordered by your Physiotherapist if clinically indicated. Most back pain is not serious and will recover the same way a sprained ankle will but early assessment and correct treatment will speed things up and prevent recurrence.