Head and Neck

Head and neck symptoms include different types of pain, pins and needles, tingling, weakness, numbness, other strange sensations or pain in one or both arms and hands. Neck problems can also cause headaches and migraines, along with pain in the upper back and shoulder blade.

The most common causes are: the neck becoming locked in an awkward position while sleeping, bad posture – for example, when sitting at a desk for a long time, a pinched nerve or an injury – for example, whiplash from a traffic accident or fall

Common Injuries we can help with
  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain

 

The hectic lifestyle we lead can cause postural changes in our body. The most common signs are forward head carriage and rounded shoulders. Altering our posture puts significant stress on the neck and shoulders that can cause pain in our neck other areas. 

  • Arthritis 

Spondylosis happens when the discs and the facet joints in the spine age. It's caused by everyday use over many years and is quite normal as you get older.

The discs between the bones become thinner and the spaces between the bones narrower. As the body tries to adapt, the muscles around the area tense, causing pain in the neck. 

  • Cervicogenic Headaches 

Cervicogenic headaches are different because they are caused by problems with the nerves, bones, or muscles in your neck. Although you may feel pain in your head, it doesn’t start there. Instead, the pain you feel is referred pain from another location in your body.

  • Cervical disc injury

This will experience severe pain, which can be present in the neck, shoulder and down the arm. This pain can be made worse by neck movements and even by coughing or sneezing. The pain can be so severe it may stop the person from sleeping. Muscle spasm in the neck is common.

Sometimes there is no neck pain and the symptoms are felt in the arm, or the opposite may be true, with neck pain only. In addition to pain, there may be muscle weakness in the upper limb.

  • Neck tightness 

It feels like you constantly have a weight on your shoulder. You feel tightness in your upper back, arms and neck. Sometimes, headaches develop from the tight muscles in your neck.

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