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Neck pain

Cervical pain, or neck pain has been affecting people around Australia for hundreds of years and can be debilitating and frustrating

Neck pain is commonly caused from 3 main aspects:

  • Structure misalignment of vertebrae
  • Muscular dysfunction in neck
  • Postural abnormalities

Total Health Chiropractic has found neck pain to be a common presentation in our practices all around Australia, with many people experiences symptoms such as:

  • Aching
  • Sharp pain
  • Limited movement or rotation
  • Stuck feeling
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping or getting comfortable
  • Irritability

If you are experiencing on of the above mentioned symptoms then there is a chance Chiropractic care can help you.

When the joints in your spine are under extra pressure, it can cause imbalances in your muscles as well as put additional pressure on your nervous system. For many people, the longer you leave the neck pain untreated, the more the imbalance can increase.

Acute neck pain

Acute neck pain is pain the has typically just happened, or has occurred within a 0-48hour window. Neck pain can come from a trauma, but many people experience it from just one restless nights sleep. Left untreated, acute neck pain can mend itself, but we recommend seeking extra medical advice if any of the following symptoms occur:

  • Associated Headache waking you up at night
  • Increased body temperature or fever
  • Referred pain – pain going down arms
  • Any weakness of arms or legs

Chronic neck pain

Chronic cervical pain is defined as pain that has been ongoing for more than 3 months. In the period, people often describe their symptoms as annoying and frustrating, they may also come and go, or range in intensity.

When neck pain has been around for a long time, it has been reported that it starts to impact life through a restless sleep, increased irritability or anger, decreased productivity.

If you are experiencing chronic cervical pain it is recommended to seek advice from a Chiropractor or other allied health professional. If unsure on who to see, you can contact us directly, or talk to your local GP.

Treatment for Cervical Pain

A recent systematic review looking at all studies completed on cervical pain since the 2000 showed an improvement in pain scores and mobility in patients under Chiropractic care(1). Whilst the evidence is low-moderate, it shows a far better improvement in scores compared to sham or placebo treatment.  Like any field, further studies are recommended to get more high quality supportive evidence.

At Total Health Chiropractic we have over 25 years combined clinical experience in managing cervical pain in a range of locations including Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Agnes Water, Torquay, North Geelong and Frankston.

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