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How Do Osteopaths Treat Neck Pain?

Neck pain is a common complaint, especially nowadays as we are constantly looking at screens on phones, tablets and laptops. Pain from the neck can refer into the shoulders and arms, in more severe cases the nerves from the neck may be involved causing pins and needles, numbness and/or weakness in the arms or hands. Headaches and upper back pain are another common complaint that usually presents with neck pain.


Common Causes of Neck Pain

  • Muscle strains and spasms

  • Cervical spine joint irritation

  • "Trapped nerves" from the neck

  • Trauma such as whiplash

As there are many causes of neck pain, it is important to get a diagnosis and the right treatment to prevent further problems. At Fern Clinic Osteopaths we will identify and diagnose the problem whilst explaining this to you in simple terms, provide hands-on treatment for relief, and advice on lifestyle, ergonomics and exercises/stretches to get you on the road to recovery.

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