Neck pain is a very common reason our clients seek treatment at our clinics.
Some individuals suffer from pain following a sporting or motor vehicle accident, whilst others present with neck pain which seems to develop with no obvious cause.
As a clinical sports therapist, Chris is trained to assess and treat a broad range of neck conditions using techniques such as
Massage, joint mobilizations, stretching, trigger point therapy and corrective exercise
The most common neck conditions that we treat are
- Cervical Facet Syndrome - Facet joint irritation or damage may cause referred pain to the neck, head, shoulders and back. It is a common complaint after a whiplash injury as well as chronic aggravating factors such as Osteoarthrosis and prolonged postural dysfunction.
- Cervical Radiculopathy - A neurocompressive disorder of the cervical nerve roots often caused by disc herniation, sports injuries, osteophyte formation or spinal canal stenosis. The radiating pain associated with these injuries can often be quite debilitating and can run between the neck and the fingers.
- Headaches - There are a range of reasons people present with headaches. We treat cervicogenic headaches which originate from cervical spine localized to the neck and base of the skull.
- TMJ Syndrome - Pain and tenderness due to a dysfunction of the Temporomandibular Joint or surrounding musculature. Patients presenting with TMJ Syndrome will often suffer from jaw or facial pain which increases when chewing food.
If you are suffering from neck pain or headaches, book in to one of our clinics for an assessment.
Appointments are available at Gisborne, Gladstone Park and Sunbury.