Whiplash, stiff neck and a slipped disc in the neck are common neck injuries. Neck injury symptoms include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, muscle spasm and referred pain to the arm and fingers. Neck pain and neck injuries are often caused by trauma, wear and tear, or poor posture. Physiotherapy treatment and advice is extremely effective in the treatment and prevention of neck pain.
Poor posture and overuse are common causes of neck pain. Poor posture while working at a computer can lead to neck related headaches, slipped disc in the neck and eventually arthritis of the neck. Workstation / ergonomic advice from a physiotherapist can help to significantly improve day to day pain. Local treatment for neck problems may include acupuncture, massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation exercises to strengthen the deep neck muscles and improve your posture.