Neck injuries can happen to anyone. No matter how old you are, or your gender – most people will suffer from some form of neck pain or injury at some point.
Common causes of neck pain include sprains and strains caused by accidents, whiplash and sports injuries. Dealing with the pain and discomfort of a neck injury can be debilitating, preventing you from going about your everyday activities.
At our practice, we provide a range of treatments to help treat neck pain. Getting to the root of the problem and designing your ideal treatment plan, we’ll help you get the treatment you need.
Find out more about neck pain relief with the Michael & David Black Chiropractic Group.
Neck pain relief with the Michael & David Black Chiropractic Group
To enable us to provide the best treatment for your needs, our practitioners will carry out an initial consultation and assessment. We’ll take a look at your history, your symptoms and work with you to come up with your personalised treatment plan.
Through a detailed analysis and diagnosis, we’ll be able to provide you with a range of treatment options, including hands-on techniques to help ease your discomfort and get you back on track.
The types of injuries we treat
We treat a range of neck injuries and pain at our practice, including common sources of sprains and strains.
- Sprains are injuries caused to ligaments.
- Strains are injuries caused to tendons or muscles.
People can experience sprains and strains as a result of overuse or trauma such as an accident. Whiplash is one of the most common types of sprain, while a great example of neck strain can come from poor posture due to a poorly adjusted desk or office chair.
Whatever the cause, neck pain can cause a lot of discomfort, affecting your day to day activities and leaving you feeling frustrated.
Neck pain symptoms
Common symptoms of neck pain include:
- Pain, ranging from mild to intense.
- Sharp, dull or even burning pain.
- Stiffness or limited mobility.
- Swelling and discomfort
If you suffer an injury such as whiplash, you might also experience other symptoms such as headache, jaw pain, dizziness, ringing in the ears.
Establishing the cause of neck pain
At our practice, we’ll give you a thorough assessment to find the cause of your neck pain. Some of the most common causes of neck pain are caused by poor posture. When you sit awkwardly for long periods of time, your joints, muscles, nerves and ligaments can become irritated, which is why it’s so important to adopt good posture. This type of neck pain can develop over time, and your symptoms can worsen without the appropriate treatment.
During your consultation, your practitioner will carry out several tests and assessments to identify the cause of your neck pain, including:
- An assessment of your medical history – this will take into account your symptoms and level of pain, as well as your lifestyle and any injuries or treatments you have had in the past.
- A physical examination to assess your mobility and look for sources of weakness and other issues.
- Diagnostic tests that can help identify more severe problems, if required.
Non-surgical treatment plans for neck pain relief
Our practice provides various non-surgical treatments to provide neck pain relief. These include massage, manipulation and adjustments, exercise plans and more. Your treatment plan is unique to you to help put you on the right path to recovery.
If you’re suffering from neck pain, the team at the Michael & David Black Chiropractic Group can help. Book now for a consultation or call us on (03) 9509 7691 to see how we can help provide you with neck pain relief.