How an Osteopath can help with neck pain
Osteopathy is a corrective manual therapy that focuses on realigning the neck and back muscles that become strained and tense from overuse. Neck pain is a common problem experienced by most people at some point in their lives and is often caused by how we use our neck. A desk job, being bent over a computer all day, driving long distances and poor posture can cause neck strain over time.
Treatments and methods may include:
- Gentle manipulation
- May involve treating other areas of the back and shoulders
- Advice for avoiding future problems
- Dietary supplements
- Exercises and stretches
- Scans and xrays if necessary
1 in 10 people experience neck pain at any given time. Supporting the head, the neck has an important role in the body and pain can range from severe, acute pain that inhibits neck movement to a persistent dull ache.