Neck Pain2019-08-31T06:05:24+01:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Neck Pain

Neck pain can result from injury to any of the structures in the neck including the muscles, ligaments, nerves, joints and discs. The causes of neck pain are varied ranging from an acute muscle strain to chronic postural related pain with associated stiffness and muscle weakness. Depending on the structure which is injured and the extent of injury, neck pain may be localised or may refer into the shoulder, down the upper limb, or up towards the head and face.

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints with up to 70% of the population suffering from it at some stage in their lives. Sufferers of neck pain also report high recurrence rates and for this reason it is vital that any incidence of neck pain is managed appropriately as soon as possible.

Treatment for Neck Pain

At Portobello Physiotherapy we are experts in the management of neck related disorders. Our Chartered Physiotherapists will provide a thorough assessment and physical examination to ascertain the cause of your neck pain. We may use any of the following treatment techniques to help regain pain free movement and function in the neck: Joint mobilisation techniques, Joint manipulation techniques, deep tissue massage, myofascial release techniques, dry needling, acupuncture, corrective taping, corrective strengthening and stretching exercises.

Common Causes of Neck Pain include:

After a lifetime of playing sport, some of it serious and some not, I have picked up bumps and bangs along the way. Last year I started having problems with my knees and for my job that was a problem. Thankfully I was able to catch an appointment at Portobello Physio. After diagnosing me with hamstring tendonitis I was put on a conditioning programme that not only cleared up my knee trouble but has me way stronger so all those other bumps and bangs aren’t as bad either. I have had to go to physio a good bit over the years with my job and I can honestly say that the physio service at Portobello Clinic is one of the very best, couldn’t recommend it highly enough. A great place for sports people.

Michael Nugent Head Pro M.L.T.C Former Davis Cup Player

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