Neck pain is one of the most frequent pains that occur in adulthood.
Sedentary lifestyle and stress lead to tension and stiffness of neck muscles, and eventually to stronger head and neck pain.
If neck pain spreads to one or other side of the head and face, they can cause severe headaches, noise and ear ringing and even balance disorders, dizziness and nausea.
Neck pain can spread to the shoulders, and even along entire arm. Then, tingling in fingers can occur, as well as decreased skin sensitivity and loss of strength in the hand.
The most common causes of neck pain are:
- diseases of the musculoskeletal system
- degenerative changes of the cervical spine
- overstrain syndrome
- rheumatic diseases
- bad posture
There may also be neck whiplash injury which is unfortunately quite common after car accidents, and various professions that cause long-term and static positions (computer work, long work on machines, etc.)
Therapy should be targeted and individually tailored to each client’s needs.
Based on examination of medical records (if the patient has one), appropriate therapy will be determined. In milder conditions it is possible to solve the problem with a few treatments, whereas in severe forms of pain, a longer and more intensive treatment will be required.