Neck pain can occur due to either an acute injury or an insidious onset. There are many structures within and around the neck which can become pain sensitive such as joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves or blood vessels. As a result it is important to understand what’s triggering your neck pain and have it assessed thoroughly. After this a plan to help you understand your neck pain and how to fix it is our main goal.
Before attempting the upcoming exercises in the videos please consult with a health practitioner to ensure you are safe to do them.
Management of neck pain is guided by a thorough history and assessment of your movement and function.
This allows us to educate you on the likely pain generating structures and put together a plan which consists of advice, manual therapy and a home exercise program.
The goal should always be to empower you to be less reliant on passive interventions and emphasise education and an active care approach.
Remember your practitioner should always explain everything thoroughly and make sure you are comfortable with the management approach. If you prefer not to have certain therapies it’s up to the practitioner to have the skills to adapt the management plan to best suit you.
What you can expect from each chiro appointment:
- 1 on 1 appointments only.
- We have longer appointment times to allow us to go through every step
- Clear diagnosis and plan. We explain everything.
- We don’t do any treatments you don’t wish. We treat everyone individually.
- We will help reduce your pain, get you back moving and achieving your movement goals.
Will you crack my neck?
No. We understand that “cracking” the neck or other joints can be scary or not your cup of tea so we don’t need to do it. We pride ourselves on being able to tailor a treatment approach which is specific to you. If we believe you have a joint which is stiff there are many ways we can improve its motion and cracking / manipulation is one of various options.
Does it hurt?
No. We understand that you are likely already in pain and thus adding more pain to the equation seems illogical and counterintuitive. Our primary aim within the first few appointments if to get you out of pain so we choose to provide treatments which do this. When giving you exercises we can sometime expect some soreness, however this should settle quickly.
Will I have to see you forever?
No. We strongly believe in empowering and educating our community towards being able to self-manage their pain and injuries. Our goal is to educate you on every phase of your care including discharging you from our care. This gives you confidence to get back to all the activities you love most.
How much does it cost?
We have a variety of treatment options which will depend on the individual. We aim to work with you….