Most of the time, neck pain or stiffness is only present at the end of your range of motion, like when you try to crack your neck or rotate your head to one side. This might be accompanied by shoulder pain, arm pain or a headache. In some cases, you might find that you must turn your entire body instead of just your neck if you want to look to the side or over your shoulder.
In mild cases, your neck pain can resolve itself within a few days, without needing physiotherapy. During this time, it’s important to stay active and continue your normal daily activities. But if your neck pain is feeling abnormal, lasts longer than expected, affects your normal activities and does not respond to your own management, we suggest you book online with Sports Focus.
Relieve neck pain symptoms
The following can help you to manage your neck pain and relieve your symptoms:
Get your workstation assessed by a Sports Focus physio to identify and reduce risks to your health. We can identify factors contributing to your condition and advise the appropriate changes for you to make. Get in touch about our ergonomic assessments.
Take regular breaks to help prevent static stiffness if you spend a prolonged period of time each day in a static position, such as driving or working at a desk. Our physios can recommend effective stretches to help.
Improve the strength in your neck to reduce existing pain or stiffness and avoid future issues. Book online for a personalised exercise program that is specific to your body and condition.
If you’re concerned about any neck pain or stiffness you’re experiencing, please don’t wait and hope that it goes away on its own. Book online now to see us at Sports Focus Physiotherapy. We’ll get you back to doing what you love!