NECK and back pain
Our physiotherapy for neck, back pain or whiplash involves manual hands-on work, stretching exercises and advice on sitting or management at work or home.
NECK PAIN/STIFF NECK
Neck pain or a stiff neck happens if you sleep in an awkward position or use a computer keyboard for a prolonged period of time. Cold weather can contribute to neck pain or stiffness. Anxiety and stress also cause tension in your neck muscles, which can lead to pain in your neck or headache.
Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways. It often occurs after a sudden impact such as a road traffic accident. The vigorous movement of the head damages the ligaments and tendons in the neck.
Common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, reduced and painful neck movements and headaches. After an accident, the symptoms of whiplash often take a while (6-12 hours) to develop, and the neck pain and stiffness is often worse on the day after the injury and may get worse for several days afterwards.
Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life. It usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back. Back pain can be triggered by bad posture while sitting or standing, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly.
Low back pain can range from mild to severe, disabling pain in the lower back. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning and quality of life.