Neck Pain

Neck pain is experienced by about 70% of people at some stage in their life and is one of the most common reasons for a visit to our physiotherapist’s in both our physiotherapy clinic Cardiff and our South Wales Valleys physiotherapy clinic in Blaenau Gwent.

With such a high frequency of patient visits for everything from a simple stiff neck through to the more complex combined neck and shoulder pain with pins and needles, we are well versed in the various types of neck pain that can occur and are highly skilled at supporting people with neck related conditions.

Our physiotherapist’s use the latest evidence based techniques and their results are sometimes instantaneous. Apart from providing rapid pain relief, there are a number of other important ways that we can help with neck pain.

We offer a broad range of treatment options such as massage, soft tissue release, trigger point therapy, electrotherapy, accupuncture, exercise prescription and joint mobilisation to assist you in regaing full apin-free movements of your neck.

 

Symptoms and causes of neck pain

 

Neck Pain can often be associated with neck stiffness, pins and needles in the arm, shoulder stiffness and related pain in the shoulder blade, head, arm, wrist and hand.

It can be caused by a sprained ligament, pressure on a disc or a muscle strain or spasm.

Neck pain can also be a result of poor postural habits at work, whiplash post road traffic accident, strains while playing sports or stress related incidents in one’s life. 

Osteoarthritis, which causes narrowing of the space between vertebrae and the growth of bone spurs on vertebrae as a result of increased pressure, can cause pain in the neck or arm if the nerve has been compressed.