Conditions We Treat
Head and Neck Pain
What is Head and
Pain in your head or neck can be both worrying and frustrating,
But most times, that pain can be assessed, treated and resolved much more easily than we realise.
The sooner you get advice and input from a physio and/or a GP, the sooner it can be understood and hopefully resolved.
Your neck supports your head so they are very closely linked together.
Your neck is very mobile so we can look in all directions. But, because it moves so much, and carries the weight of our heads, it can easily get stiff and sore from strains, sprains, poor posture, falls, accidents and conditions like osteoarthritis.
Exercise has been known to help reduce the pain for many neck problems.
Symptoms of head and neck problems typically involve pain, stiffness, fatigue and often frustration!
Common neck problems include:
- Aute next pain – Wry neck. (Often comes on when you wake up in the morning)
- Strains from poor posture
When you book an appointment with a physiotherapist from The Physio Co to get help with your Head and Neck Pain, the first appointment will involve your physiotherapist asking questions about you, your general health, your future goals and the symptoms of your arthritis.
They will also likely ask you to show them how you move parts of your body under their instruction so they can properly assess and understand the problem.
It’s likely the physiotherapist will also gently feel and move the injured part of your body too.
After the first 1-2 appointments, once you and your physiotherapist have discussed the likely cause of the problem, the treatment needed and the likely time it will take to improve, you will receive a 1-page plan of what will happen next.
That plan will be a short, tailored and personal plan for you describing the recommended treatment and next steps.
Your plan will likely involve 4-12 weeks of treatment before it is reviewed, reassessed and considered if a new plan or updated plan is needed.
It’s super-important that you read, understand and follow your plan. If you have any questions, please ask your physiotherapist as soon as you can
The treatment you physio recommends will depend on what is affected and any pain.
There is no way of knowing exactly which treatment will work best for you. You will likely need to trial a few different treatments before finding the one that works for you.
When the plan is complete, we will review it together and decide what comes next.