Chiropractic Treatment For
Neck Pain is one of the most frequent conditions our Perth Chiropractors see at Harrisdale Chiropractic. Most people at some stage in their life will experience neck pain in one of it's many forms. A large contributing factor for this is a substantial number of Perth’s population who work in front of a computer or at a desk for an extended periods of time.
The advancement of technology has become real issue that often affects many peoples spinal health, causing neck pain. This can due to many people, including children spending prolonged periods in the same posture.
If you develop neck pain it is important to consult with your Perth Chiropractor, as not all neck pain is the same. The cause of neck pain you are experiencing can come from many origins. The more regular pain generating structures can include the Cervical Facet Joints, Suboccipital Muscle Group, or even the Cervical Intervertebral Discs.
Causes of Neck Pain
Our experienced Perth Chiropractors successfully treat neck pain on a daily basis, as well as other spinal and musculoskeletal conditions. Our Perth Chiropractors at Harrisdale Chiropractic frequently consult with a number of differing concerns regarding neck pain, and patients want to know what causes neck pain. Whilst neck pain is frequently caused by motor vehicle accidents, whiplash like mechanisms, some less traumatic and general neck pain causes can include:
A sudden increase in, or sustained periods of increased work demands
A sedentary lifestyle or overall reduction in exercise or physical activity
Prolonged periods of sitting or inactivity in general. This can include time in front of a computer tv or driving.
General de-conditioning and weakness of your musculoskeletal system
Failing to consult with a Perth Chiropractor or other healthcare professional following an injury
poor lifting and postural habits in combination with a lack of targeted physical activity (exercise)
Pathology (generally uncommon and less sinister causes are more likely)
At Harrisdale Chiropractic, our Perth Chiropractors aim identify the main cause of your neck pain. The best treatments for neck pain can vary greatly. Generally this can depend on the cause of neck pain, as well as patient and practitioner preference. For this reason, the neck pain treatment from your Perth Chiropractor is specifically designed for you and your neck pain cause.
Treatment For Neck Pain
Dependent on your neck pain cause, our experienced Perth Chiropractors at Harrisdale Chiropractic will offer a range of treatment options. Below we have included a list of treatments offered by experienced Perth Chiropractors:
Chiropractic Adjustments / Spinal Manipulation
Extremity Manipulation / Mobilisation.
Soft Tissue Therapy (e.g. Trigger Point Therapy, Percussive Therapy / Theragun, Dry Needling, Pin & Stretch, Graston Technique and Muscle Energy Technique).
Lifestyle and Health Advice
This list is limited and the treatment offered for your neck pain could include other options not listed. Generally however our Perth Chiropractors will utilise at least one of the above treatments for neck pain.
Tips to Prevent Neck Pain
Avoid Prolonged Periods of Sustained Postures
Are you concerned about maintaining "correct posture?" There good news is generally speaking there is no "correct posture." The best postural advice we can give our patients is to NOT maintain the same posture for extended periods of time. If you try to maintain the same posture for an extended period of time, rather than alternating postures, it is very likely you will experience increased levels of lower back pain. This is one of the main tips for neck pain our experienced Perth Chiropractors will offer.
Movement is the key to life right? Whilst many patients are looking for specific exercises to treat neck pain, on the most part general exercise will suffice. We also have some bad news for the workoholics out there, work does count as exercise. Whilst exercise aims to decrease blood pressure, heart rate and stress, work does the opposite. So unfortunately you will need to find some time in your day for targeted Physical Activity, also known as exercise. If you would like to know more about what type of exercises is best for lower back pain, please consult with your Perth Chiropractor near you.
Stress Management Techniques
Have ever noticed how neck pain always seems to strike when we have so many other things going on life? It's funny that isn't it. Well stress is actually underestimated as a contributing factor of neck pain. Patient's can carry stress in many different ways. Many of which can affect our spinal health and contribute to spinal pain. Whilst our Perth Chiropractors understand that stress can never be totally eliminated, implementing stress management techniques are definitely advantageous. For some people this is exercise, others it is reading a book or even using breathing techniques. If you haven't found your best stress management techniques, our Perth Chiropractors are always full of ideas!