Neck Pain…it’s a pain in the neck

Neck pain is common in people of all ages and is often caused by how we use our necks.Working all day at a computer, driving long distances, poor posture while standing or sitting, stress and tiredness are all factors that can cause the muscles in the neck and upper back to become tight and the joints to become stiff which can contribute to ongoing neck pain.

Sometimes  a nerve in your neck can become irritated or “trapped”  and cause pain in the arm going down into your shoulder or the hand, and may be accompanied by pins and needles and numbness.Headaches can also be the result of tension,stiffness  or joint restriction in the neck and upper back.

Osteoarthritis or age-related wear and tear in the neck can also cause muscular pain from the neck into the shoulder as well as some stiffness in moving the neck.

After a thorough examination, Ian Luxtonuses a wide range of techniques depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis, to reduce muscular tension in the neck and improve movement in the joints of the neck and upper back.

Gentle manipulationof the soft tissues or rhythmically “rocking” the joints releases tension. Treatment might also involve treating other areas in the back and shoulders as well as the neck  and advice on your posture , exercises  and stretching to help keep your neck and upper back muscles and joints relaxed.