Neck pain is a common condition that can cause headaches, muscle spasms and pain in the shoulders or arms.
If nerves are compressed in the neck, then pins and needles, pain or numbness may be felt in the arms or hands. Neck strain can be a result of poor posture, muscle strain, sports or work injury.
Neck pain is often caused by poor posture due to dysfunctional core stability, and suboptimal breathing patterns. Trauma to the neck is also very common, especially in car accidents; the speed of these types of injuries can lead to substantial tissue damage to ligaments and tendons in the neck. This form of neck strain can often take a long time to heal, causing pain, stiffness and a temporary loss of movement in the neck.
Firstly we need to understand the underlying cause of your discomfort; this will dictate the style of treatment we use. Gentle soft tissue massage and breathing techniques are often used to reduce your discomfort, followed by appropriate exercises to gain stability in the neck.