Neck/ cervical pain may be a result of a facet joint restriction, muscular spasm or a disc prolapse.
A cervical (neck) disc herniation or facet lock can cause back pain, arm/ shoulder ache and restricted movement. If the nerve is irritated or compressed then a shooting pain into the arm and hand can occur with possible tingling, numbness and weakness. Other symtoms may include headaches, fatigue and pain in a specific range of movment.
- Repetitive forward/ extension or side bending of the spine, particularly if rotating at the same time.
- Habitual slumped seated posture.
- Heavy lifting.
- Trauma (sports).
- Biomechanical mal-lignment / Flat feet. (See Orthotics)
- Poor sleeping position.
There are many Neck Pain problems an osteopath can help with. Please call Back & Active Osteopaths, Belsize Park, NW3 to see if we can help you and book in for a consultation. If we feel it is not something we can help with we will be able to offer advice on the best Medical Practitioner to see.