Aches And Pains

We all experience aches and pains from time-to-time. Read on to discover more about two of the most common: neck and shoulder pain.

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Neck

Up to two-thirds of the population experience neck pain at some point in their life. This can be extremely uncomfortable.

There are many different types of neck pain, including:

•    Whiplash

•    Cervical Facet Joint Pain

•    Acute/Chronic Torticollis

•    Cervical Spondylosis

•    Nerve Root Pain

•    Post Surgical Rehab

•    Neck Tightness

•    Tension Headaches (Cervicogenic)

•    Tendon Injury

•    Postural Neck Pain

•    Muscle Injury

•    Muscular Spasm/Tightness

•    Disc Bulge

When you book a physiotherapy session, a professional will start by diagnosing the problem, which is the most important step, especially when it comes to neck pain, as it is so common and can be caused in many different ways. There are many triggers, with a lot of our people suffering from neck pain due to carrying out repetitive tasks while others experience pain related to a prolonged position, and there are then those where the cause is obvious – they have been involved in an accident for example.  

Once the professional has diagnosed the issue, they will put together a bespoke treatment plan that will ensure a quick and effective recovery process, as well as advising on the best CPAP supplies. They will use a combination of hands-on techniques, postural exercises and strengthening exercises to get your neck back to normal. They will also provide you with education on different exercises and postural tips you can use at home for successful condition management. The last thing you want is for the pain to reoccur at a later date.

Shoulder

Shoulder pain can be extremely uncomfortable. If you are suffering from shoulder pain or discomfort, you need to book a session with a therapist as soon as possible, as the shoulder is the most mobile of all of your joints, and so the issue will only get worse and cause more difficulties in your everyday life.

There is a wide range of shoulder problems, including:

•    Rotator Cuff Tears

•    Dislocated Shoulder Rehab

•    Acromioclavicular Joint Pain (AC Joint)

•    Frozen Shoulder

•    Impingement

•    Shoulder Blade Tension/Pain

•    Post-Surgical Rehab

•    Shoulder Arthritis

•    Postural Shoulder Pain

Physiotherapy is often the preferred choice for many people who suffer from shoulder pain, and the results are very successful. It is advisable to go for this approach before considering any other options, as physiotherapy is a drug-free solution, which ensures you of the highest levels of safety. If the therapist feels that your shoulder is beyond the point of repair via hands-on techniques and, therefore, a surgical approach is required, they will advise you on the next steps to take.

When you book an appointment with a therapist, you can expect to undergo a thorough diagnosis, as this is the most important part of the process. Diagnosing the issue properly can ensure the most effective form of treatment.

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