What is neck pain?
Neck pain is a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) which also includes back pain and repetitive strain injury (RSI), now known as Work Relevant Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD). MSDs are one of the main causes of people being off work sick.
Physiotherapy is extremely effective with MSDs. In one study, 80 per cent of people who had physiotherapy for their MSD were able to carry on working and did not have to go off sick.
When you see a physio, they will assess your problem and give you advice. They may give you a
physical treatment. Everything you tell the physio will be completely confidential.
So that your physio can have a good look at your neck, they may need you to remove some clothes. It’s a good idea to dress comfortably and wear suitable underwear.
How can I help myself?
There are exercises that can reduce your neck pain. There are also ways to help prevent it coming back. The right sort of exercise, as advised by a physiotherapist, can make a big difference. Lifestyle changes, such as being more active and improving your posture, may help.
Please contact us for more information or to discuss your own situation.