What is Postural Neck Pain?
Postural neck pain is pain which is caused due to poor posture. This pain can come on after prolonged periods of poorly adopted posture. This puts stress on the surrounding structures supporting your head. Postural neck pain can radiate down the back and also into the arm. This can also give a pins and needles sensation is a nerve has been irritated.
Physiotherapy and Postural Neck Pain
Postural neck pain can prevent you from doing your normal daily activities pain free. Postural neck pain responds well to physiotherapy treatments, optimising and speeding recovery. Physiotherapy can help with the following when suffering from postural neck pain:
- Decreasing pain
- Improving posture
- Educating on ergonomics and posture
- Improving range of movement
- Restoring normal function
- Strengthening the surrounding muscles
These factors help to improve your injury helping you to recover. Physiotherapists have a variety of treatments which may be used during your rehabilitation programme. These can be a combination of:
- Manual therapy
- Heat and ice therapy
- Electrotherapy acupuncture
- Strengthening exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Range of movement exercises
- Education and advice
- Ergonomic assessment at work
A combination of these can help to speed and optimise the recovery process of postural neck pain.
Postural neck pain is caused by you adopting a poor posture for prolonged periods of time. This can have a lasting effect causing a great deal of discomfort and pain restricting your ability to function normally. Physiotherapy can help with the recovery of postural neck pain through a variety of treatments. The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk are experience with assessing and treating postural neck pain. If you would like a personalised assessment, please contact us or call 0330 088 7800 to arrange an appointment.