Neck and Shoulder Pain

Can be the result of many different causes. A few common examples are:

 Postural Strain

Commonly found in the office/admin environment. When we sit all day in our office chair or in front of a computer, our neck muscles are on constant low grade contraction. In small periods this is not a problem. But as the day goes on we may develop a postural strain leading to some uncomfortable neck and shoulder symptoms. In some cases people may develop headaches or pain referral down the arms or into the hands.

 Trauma

Such as in a motor vehicle accident. If the osteopath suspects a fracture you will be required to get an x-ray or even go to hospital. Many victims suffer whiplash, in which case osteopathic therapy can be most beneficial.

 Wry Neck

People usually wake up with a wry neck for no apparent reason. They experience a significant decrease in range of motion. Patients usually find it difficult to turn their head to a particular side. The other side is typically a little easier but still feels fragile. Unfortunately wry necks tend to reoccur from time to time over a number of years. Osteopathic treatment can drastically reduce the amount of time someone suffers from a wry neck.