As busy people we become stressed and neck pain treatment becomes a priority. We tend to carry this stress at different locations in our body.
Many people carry this stress in their upper back and neck which causes neck pain, back pain and dysfunction. When an underlying area of the body is injured muscles often spasm or contract in an attempt to protect this area. Direct trauma to an area can also be responsible for muscle contraction.
Common Neck Pain Causes:
- Abnormalities in the bone or joints
- Poor posture
- Degenerative diseases
Muscles that commonly cause pain in the upper back and neck are the trapezius, the ‘sub occipitals’ and the ‘splenii’ muscles. These muscles can give rise to local and referred pain and are often found to be responsible for headaches.
How Are Neck & Upper Back Pain Treated?
An osteopath has a wide scope of neck pain treatment options that can resolve muscle tightness and its associated problems. Some of these include:
- Soft Tissue Mobilisation
- Thermal Therapies
- Postural Education
- Myofascial Release
- Muscular Energy Techniques
If you find that your upper back or neck pain is decreasing your quality of life, make an appointment with your osteopath.
In order to undergo a full clinical assessment and implement an appropriate treatment plan. Speak to one of our skilled practitioners today.