Recovery & Beyond: Cardiff Neck Pain Specialists
Along with back pain, neck pain is the most common reason for a visit to us here at the clinic .
We know how debilitating neck pain can be whether it is quick onset or has been a problem for a while . We treat many people per week with neck pain arising from many different causes .If you have severe acute neck pain it is peferable to be seen quickly which is why we keep appointments free each day to ensure you are able to be seen , gain some relief and information on what has gone wrong and what needs to be done to put it right .
Symptoms of neck pain vary widely from sudden onset acute pain on specific movements to gradual onset steady dull ache. The complexity of the neck and the sensitive nature of it’s structures mean that means that problems with the neck can lead to headaches or symptoms in the arm such as referred pain , pins and needles , numbness or weakness.
Acute symptoms may be due to an immediate trauma , such as the acceleration – deceleration injury commonly known as whiplash or other trauma. While the acute onset of moderate to severe pain without a known trauma may be due to disc or nerve root irritation , acute nerve root pain may only give severe arm pain without pain in the neck. Osteoarthritis or degenerative changes to these structures are common , other sources of neck pain are the muscle and fascia of the neck. Most conditions we see are due to a combination of the above conditions and /or due to excessive physical stresses on those structures .
Dealing with the reasons behind the excessive stress is always paramount to successfully resolving neck problems. We would normally use some kind of manual therapy to the appropriate structures to help regain normal movement and encourage the healing process.
Exercise is very important to help maintain movement and improve motor control of the stabilising muscles. Education and posture work are used to address adverse effects from day to day activities such as stresses from office work, incorrect sporting or working techniques and to help manage your particular body type.
At Recovery & Beyond our team have the skill and expertise to provide all the physical treatment needed to resolve your complaint as well as provide your pathway to long term recovery with a focus on preventing any reoccurance We have physio led pilates classes , a rehab studio and access to a strength and conditioning gym to work with you on moving better and improving strength in key supporting structures reducing the chances of the pain coming back .