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Neck Injuries

We discuss some of the most common neck injuries we treat and how we can help. Neck injuries from slipped discs to muscle strains. Muscles, tendons, nerves or joints, can be the cause of neck pain, so we’ll look at the different types of structures in the neck and the injuries that comes with it.

Remember that most injuries don’t happen in isolation, in most cases there are two to three structures that’s a problem. Its common to find more than one injury for example: With a whiplash injury we find that 3 ligaments are sprained and usually 4 muscle injuries as well as 6 tendon injuries that accompany it.

Our main concern will be to determine which one is the worst or the main problem, and focus our attention there. A general rule of thumb is a hierarchy of importance:

  1. Nerve
  2. Bone
  3. Joint
  4. Disc
  5. Ligament
  6. Tendon
  7. Muscle

Neck pain

The symptoms of neck pain often overlap. Our Physios explain neck muscle pain & stiffness, sharp stabbing neck pain when you turn your head. To find the culprit causing the pain we have to look at the different structures in the neck: Muscle, nerve, joints

2019-02-22T21:44:19+00:00By |Neck, Pain|

Neck Muscle Spasm

Neck muscle spasm is a symptom of either protective guarding or sustained muscle tension, that can fatigue the muscles in your neck. A Neck muscle spasm is usually an underlining cause of something else. Neck pain can be caused by a wide variety of pathology (injury to the tissue) of the different muscle layers in your neck, some more serious than other. Ask your Physio to help you understand why your neck muscles are going haywire.

2019-02-22T19:25:48+00:00By |Neck|

Neck Disc injury

Neck pain can be due to a Cervical Disc Bulge or Prolapse. A Slipped neck disc cause sharp pain in the neck, shoulder blades, down the arm into the hand or fingers.

2019-02-20T08:52:00+00:00By |Neck|

Whiplash

A Whiplash injury is a collection of problems that we can expect to find when dealing with a forwards & backwards or sideways jerk of your neck.

2019-02-20T08:52:20+00:00By |Neck|

Pinched Nerve in Neck

Suffering from a Pinched nerve in your neck? Nerves can become trapped as they run our the spine to your arms. Trapped neck nerves can become pinched between muscles, vertebrae, ligaments, discs and much more. Ask our Physios to help guide you get the pinched nerve free.

2019-02-20T08:59:14+00:00By |Neck|