Why do I have neck pain?

Why do I have neck pain?

Why do I have neck pain?

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Why do I have neck pain?

Why do I have neck pain? Sometimes there can be no direct cause / incidence of why you have neck pain. Maybe you simply woke up in the morning and thought you slept in a funny position. Perhaps you twisted your neck too quickly to look at something. You might’ve bumped your head or jolted your shoulder during a scrimmage. Maybe you were in a car accident. Or simply, your neck pain just randomly began.

What symptoms Will I Get

Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Each person’s experience will be different. But could include one or several of the following:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Sharp shooting pain
  • Constant achy pain
  • Limited neck movement
  • Tight muscles around the neck/shoulder
  • Radiating pain down the arm
  • Tingly sensations or pins and needles
Factors contributing to the risk of getting neck pain include:
  • Poor posture
  • Anxiety
  • Sporting activities
  • Occupational activities
  • Depression
  • Previous neck injury
  • Age
Did you know that people that office workers have the highest risk and incidence of developing neck pain?
Specific factors for office workers that may increase your risk include:
  • High job strain
  • Long sitting hours
  • Less physical activity
  • Poor postures
  • Low social and work support
  • Job insecurity
  • Poor computer workstation layout

Why do I have neck pain? Physiotherapy Can tell you


Seeing a physiotherapist can help get rid of your neck pain by offering several pain-relieving modalities.

This could include:

  • Activity modifications
  • Advice and education regarding posture and sitting habits
  • Shoulder/head positional changes
  • Neck strengthening and endurance exercises
  • Taping techniques
  • Massage
  • Manual therapy
  • Functional training for neck/shoulder/trunk
  • Dry needling
  • Tailored therapeutic exercises
Your individualized physiotherapy treatment may encompass some or all of the above treatment options. It also depends on how long you have had the symptoms. The less time you’ve had your pain for, the quicker the recovery. Although this timeframe can vary, it is important to seek assistance sooner rather than later. That way, you can get back to doing what you need to do pain-free. Come speak to one of your physiotherapists today to address all your neck needs and concerns.
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