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Neck Pain and headaches

Neck pain is a common presentation with an estimated 20 - 25% of Australians currently suffering from neck pain.

Physio plays an important role in the treatment and management of neck pain and dysfunction.

At The Physio Base treatment will be tailored to the individual depending on the cause of the symptoms. You can expect to have a thorough assessment looking at your whole body and how it moves and functions. 

At The Physio Base we use our wealth of experience and knowledge to determine the best management to help you recover. 

With our strong knowledge of how the body moves as a whole, you can expect us to be looking at all areas of your body and how they interact.

We aim to keep you moving, keep you doing the things you enjoy and have you moving better than ever before.

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Common symptoms

  • Neck pain and stiffness​

  • Discomfort within the neck, across top of shoulders and base of skull

  • Headache

  • Restricted neck movement

  • Symptoms referral down into the arm or inside of the shoulder blade.

Less common symptoms

  • Nerve pain down the arm 

  • Pins and needles or numbness into the arm 

  • Loss of power or strength in the neck and arm

  • Jaw pain and tightness

Common Causes/Diagnoses

Common conditions we treat

  • Disc injury: bulge, herniation

  • Facet joint injury

  • Whiplash

  • Muscular injury

  • Nerve impingement

  • Ligament sprain

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Arthritis

  • Canal stenosis

Common contributing factors

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • Increased screen time

  • Prolonged sitting or driving

  • Poor exercise technique

  • Stress

  • Overload - sudden increase in activity

  • Hypermobility

  • Reduced flexibility and mobility - shoulders, thorax and neck

  • Reduced strength - upper body, abdominals, neck

Physio Management may include

  • Education 

  • ConnectTherapy Approach - Assessing your whole body

  • Exercise prescription - strengthening, mobility, motor control

  • Postural retraining 

  • Manual therapy or hands on treatment

  • Self management strategies

  • Training optimal muscle activation

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