Neck pain and Osteopathy

Osteopathy treatment for neck pain is an effective way get you out of pain and back doing the things you love. Below you can learn more about a common back condition that Osteopaths treat.

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    Disc Herniation

    Disc herniation (commonly referred to as a prolapsed or slipped disc) is where the rubbery cushions (discs) bulges out. Symptoms such pain on movement, muscle spasm. This can be caused by gradual degenerative changes of the joint or a sudden movement such as bending or lifting.

    Your Osteopath can help with your disc herniation and by using a variety of techniques, from soft tissue release to joint manipulations, dependant on what your Osteopath feels is appropriate for you, and offer advice on how to on movements to avoid in the short term whilst you recover.

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    Whiplash

    Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the neck being forced backward and then forward causing the muscles and ligaments of the neck to extend beyond their comfortable range of motion. Sometimes the neck pain symptoms may not occur at the time of injury but present itself in the days to come.  This neck pain is most commonly caused by a road traffic accident.

    Your Osteopath can use a number of techniques to ease that pain and get the muscles moving better, techniques include soft tissue release or joint articulations dependant on what your osteopath feels is appropriate for your individual needs and the nature of your injury.

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    Facet Joint Pain

    Facet Joints are located on both sides and the back of each vertebra of the spine. Often when we do movements such as extending backwards, we cause irritation of these joints.

    Your Osteopath can use a number of techniques to ease that pain and get the joint moving better, techniques include joint manipulations or joint articulations dependant on what your osteopath feels is appropriate for your individual needs.

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    Posture related neck pain

    Posture related neck pain is very common and can be caused by a lack of movement, whether it be at our desk jobs or at home. Often our bodies need a little bit of support to get your joints and muscles feeling its best again.

    Your Osteopath can help you feel and move better, and give you advice on steps you can take to maintain an overall better function.

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    Muscle Strain

    Muscles in the back can become injured and strained when we overexert ourselves, often during day-to-day tasks such as lifting an object or doing housework.

    Your Osteopath can help you feel and move better using a combination of techniques such as soft tissue release and rockblading.

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