CHRONIC NECK PAIN

Chronic neck pain often presents as widespread pain with pressure tenderness over certain neck and shoulder muscles. Limitations often exist with some neck movements, and chronic neck pain is often associated with a constant feeling of fatigue, tension headaches and heaviness in the head.

CAUSES:

  • Prolonged hours of working on computers, laptops and phones

  • Carrying heavy back packs and bags on a single shoulder

  • Sleeping in an awkward position or without a supportive pillow

  • Stress, anxiety and emotions

  • Inappropriate work station design

  • Motor vehicle accidents

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:

  • Pain

  • Limitation of movements

  • Tightness in the neck muscles

  • Headaches

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Pain radiating down the arm and into the hands

  • Tingling, numbness or burning in the arms and hands

  • Weakness in shoulder and neck

HOW CAN WE HELP AT LEDREW PROFESSIONAL SPORTS MEDICINE:

  • Perform a detailed assessment to find out the root cause of your pain

  • Perform a detailed postural analysis

  • Teach exercises tailored to your individual injury needs and discuss how to integrate them into your daily routine

  • Learn strategies to manage your pain outside the clinic

  • Exercises prescription will aim to strengthen and stretch your muscles in order to maintain muscular balance