Neck Pain

Written by David Bradbrook

Neck pain is becoming increasingly common in the modern world of computers, lap tops and tablets. There are a number of recognisable symptoms associated with it, from the simple headache to loss of movement. This is often associated with pain in the neck or pain that is referred from the neck down into the arm or shoulder blade region. These are just a few of the main conditions we treat in the neck at WPB.

  • Acute Wry Neck
  • Fractures / post surgical rehabilitiation
  • Cervical Postral Syndrome
  • Nerve Root Pain
  • Stiff Neck Whiplash

Neck pain can be very disabling at times and one of the conditions we see is acute wry neck. This is tends to be characterised by a sudden onset of sharp neck pain with limitation of movement. It commonly occurs during a sudden quick movement or sometimes you can simply wake with it. It is unclear what the exact cause of acute wry neck pain is. It may result from a minor injury or simply sleeping with the neck in an unusual position. It is thought that the joints in the neck become jammed or locked, which results in pain and muscle spasm.

We also treat necks that are recovering from Road Traffic Incidents, fractures and post-surgical rehabilitation. At WPB we are all very experienced in diagnosing the pathology that is causing your symptoms.  We work very closely with local and regional specialists to ensure our patients receive the best possible outcome from their condition.

The most common neck pathologies that we see at WPB are cervical postural syndrome, general neck stiffness and whip lash injuries. These conditions respond very well to physiotherapy. We achieve excellent results using an array of specialist skills, from manipulation to fine motor control strengthening of the neck musculature. Posture and ergonomics play a major role in neck conditions and we will advise you on how to improve these. We believe in a ‘hands on’ approach to treating the neck, as a generic exercise sheet will rarely resolve the problem. Some of our practitioners are also trained in acupuncture which can be very effective in dealing with neck pain and spasm.

Over the years we have found that early diagnosis and treatment of all neck injuries is vital in making a full speedy recovery. If you have any further questions regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact us on the number above.