Neck pain is a very common complaint. Most people will experience neck pain at some point in their life.
Our understanding of neck pain has progressed enormously in recent years. Changes that might appear on a scan of the neck are frequently present in people who do not have any pain, and so therefore may or may not be relevant to an individual’s back pain presentation.
We know that neck pain is strongly linked with psychosocial factors such as your mood, stress, mental health, insufficient sleep and too little exercise.
We also know that in situations where there is an acute, or recent, injury to the neck, that the structures are robust and well able to heal themselves. This usually translates into a recovery from symptoms in a matter of weeks to a few months, particularly when properly managed initially and when a rehab program has been undertaken.
If you need help with treatment of neck pain, come see our physiotherapist in Aubin Grove