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Neck And Shoulder Region Pain

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Treatment For Neck And Shoulder Pain

Given that more than 8 out of 10 people will experience neck and shoulder region pain at some stage of their lives, it makes sense that this is one of the most common conditions we treat here at Lifespan Osteopathy.

Neck Shoulder Pain Treatment Essendon

Symptoms for Neck and Shoulder Region Pain

Pain or stiffness in the area around the neck, either centrally, or off to one or both sides. This includes pain with turning the head

Pain or tightness in the muscles across the top of the ‘shoulder region’

The pain can also sometimes radiate down one or both arms, or be felt as other sensations such as pins and needles, numbness or tingling

Headaches

Causes of Neck And Shoulder Region Pain

Chronic postural strain - This is one of the most common presentations we see, where the shoulders are ‘more rounded’ than is ideal, and this creates strain in the neck area. There are a number of causes for this condition. Lifespan Osteopaths will examine your whole body to determine the cause of your postural issues

An injury that comes about from repetitive neck movements or strain, such as looking down at a mobile phone screen or laptop

An acute injury, such as whiplash

Stress, which can cause increased muscular tension in this region

Treatment for Neck And Shoulder Region Pain

If you’re suffering from neck and shoulder region pain, our team at Lifespan Osteopath can help.

We can educate you on a variety of self-help strategies, so you can better manage your condition at home.

Examination and treatment by a Lifespan Osteopath can help identify which areas of your body are contributing to your pain.

We utilise a variety of techniques, including:

Massage

Mobilisation

Manipulation (where considered safe)

Stretching

We can also advise on specific stretching or strengthening exercises, as well as things to avoid or provide education about chronic pain management.

If you’d like to read more on this topic, we’ve also written a blog post about it here.

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