Arthritic conditions that affect the cervical spine can cause terrible neck pain for the sufferer. These conditions are usually either diagnosed as inflammatory or mechanical, with the latter being the more common of the two. Mechanical Causes These arthritic conditions are more common and tend to be caused by a structural dysfunction of the spine, Read More
As with most musculoskeletal problems, the diagnoses of arthritic conditions can be divided into those that are inflammatory and those that are mechanical. Inflammatory causes of neck pain are much less common and include ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, infections and, rarely, malignancies. Mechanical causes are more frequently encountered and are generally due to Read More
The neck encompasses many tissues all of which are neatly held in place by dynamic (muscles and tendons) and passive stabilisers (ligaments and bone). It is subject to the curvature of the spine below and the position of the head above.
The neck is a very complex part of the body and many people can experience varying degrees of pain in the area. It encompasses a large number of tissues, which are neatly held in place by dynamic and passive stabilisers. The dynamic stabilisers are more commonly known as muscles and tendons and you will know Read More
Neck pain is a common complaint that affects many people at some stage in their life and it can be effectively treated with osteopathy. Investigating neck pain A patient with neck pain symptoms will have an initial consultation, which begins with a thorough case history and objective examination. Neurological, osteopathic and orthopaedic tests will be Read More
One of the most common ailments we come across at our clinic is neck pain. These are subdivided in categories depending on the severity and longevity of the condition. It is always very important to ascertain the factors surrounding the onset of symptoms and how the situation has progressed or regressed. Depending on what the Read More
Neck pain is the second most common complaint seen by chiropractors in practice2. The neck supports the weight and movement of your head and with the amount of driving, computer work and other daily activities that most of us do, it is not surprising that problems occur. Neck pain can be caused by the long-term Read More