Neck Pain and Chiropractic

Neck Pain and Chiropractic

At My Sports Chiropractor, Sydney we take the time to complete a thorough history and examination to find out what is causing your neck pain so we can recommend the most suitable care for you.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common conditions seen by chiropractors and massage therapists. Around 70% of people are likely to suffer from neck pain at some point in their lives.

Neck pain can be debilitating and persistent, and can limit your ability to sleep, concentrate and ultimately, perform in your chosen sport.

Symptoms

At MSC, we commonly see patients experiencing signs of tightness and stiffness in their neck, coupled with shoulder pain and/or upper back pain. Other forms of neck pain present as headaches.

You may experience the following symptoms associated with neck pain:

  • Headaches
  • Stiffness or tightness
  • Dizziness
  • Sudden catching when turning i.e checking blind spots when driving
  • Referred pain such as pins and needles, tingling and/or numbness

Diseases such as arthritis or degeneration of the discs can also contribute to your pain.

Cause

​Neck pain may develop gradually or instantly depending on the contributing factor:
​Slow Contributors of Neck Pain
​Fast Contributors of Neck Pain
Posture
Whiplash (i.e MVA, tackle, fall)
Poor sleeping habits
Muscle strains
Stress / Anxiety
​Traumatic shoulder injuries
Osteoarthritis
Wry Neck or Torticollis
​Neck injuries experienced by sports persons commonly result from fast contributors, whereas members of the general public typically present with a slow progressing contributor to neck pain.

Poor pillow support is also a major contributor to neck aches, stiffness and tightness. Disc related neck injuries can be severe and may cause you to experience nerve related symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness and tingling into your arms and hands.

What To Expect Without Treatment

Depending on the cause of your headache, your headache may subside or may persist. If your headache is driven by dehydration or sinus issues, it is likely that water consumption and cleansing of sinus’ will reduce the amount of tension experienced.

However, if your persistent headache is due to poor posture or a whiplash injury, it is unlikely that it will resolve unless the nerves, joints and muscles are relieved of tension.

It is important that you tell your Chiropractor or Medical Doctor if you have recently experienced a concussion in any sporting or non-sporting related activity.

Headaches can be irritating and can affect all aspects of our lifestyle from quality of sleep, focus and concentration at work and ability to enjoy quality time with family and friends.

How We Can Help You ?

In order to be able to provide you with the best care, we will complete a comprehensive history and physical examination. Using this information will allow us to better understand the type of neck pain you are experiencing and discuss the possible treatment options with you in order to help achieve the best outcome possible.

Neck pain can be frustrating especially if it begins to interfere with your lifestyle, training routine and sporting performance. Why suffer in silence when it can be eliminated by our chiropractors.

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