Neck pain is one of the most common problem faced by people around the globe, it can pose significant impacts on people’s day-to-day life. In most cases, neck pain will subside in a few days, however, in some severe cases, neck pain can be a sign of serious injury or underlying disease that will need medical attention.
To understand neck pain, we first need to understand its anatomy. The neck is made out of 7 vertebrae that connect the skull to your upper back with cervical discs in between each vertebra that absorb loads. Surrounding the vertebrae are ligaments and muscles that allow movement and stabilisation of your neck. Any inflammation, injury or tear of these structures can cause pain in your neck.
There are numerous ways one can acquire neck pain. Here are a few common causes of neck pain:
However, there are also some less common causes of neck pain that might indicate something more severe, that include:
Some common symptoms of neck pain include:
At Lakeside Chiropractic, we diagnose neck pain by taking a comprehensive patient history with some physical examinations during our initial appointment. You will be asked several questions during the history taking to describe your neck pain in detail, and we will discuss other factors like your habit, lifestyle, medical history, occupation and your family’s medical history to assist the diagnosis.
After that, we will go through some physical examination to rule in or out some potential diagnoses and the tests might include posture examination, range of motion of the neck, reflexes and muscle strength. In some cases, we will refer you for either a CT scan, X-ray (bulk billed ) or MRI imaging to support the diagnosis.
After getting a diagnosis, we can start structuring a treatment plan. There are some treatment options that can be beneficial for your neck pain and it depends on the severity of your neck pain too. Some chiropractic treatments for neck pain include:
At Lakeside Chiropractic, out trained professionals will provide all the care you need and aim to decrease intensity and frequency of your neck pain as soon as possible. WE get to the cause of the problem to correct any underlying problems . Lakeside Chiropractic is located in Joondalup, central to Perth’s Northern Suburbs. We have many visitors from various surrounding suburbs including Kingsley, Wanneroo, Burns Beach, Kallaroo, Beldon, Heathridge, Greenwood and North Beach. We also have on site HICAPS Facilities for all major health insurance providers in addition to being a Medibank Preferred Practitioner and BUPA first provider. We also accept Medicare referrals from General Practitioners. If you are in need of any further information or wish to book an appointment please give us a call on 9300 0095 or check out our website at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.