Neck pain can present as a localised pain with a distinctive point or a severe generalised pain with massively reduced mobility. It can also be the cause of pain into the front of the chest and arm, numbness in the fingers and tingling or weakness in the hand.
Neck pain is a very common and often ignored pain. It affects all aspects of our life from the quality of our sleep to work productivity, energy levels, concentration and mood. Ignoring neck pain can lead to much more severe symptoms including severe headaches and in extreme situations, damage to the disc at the bottom of the neck.
There are many reasons for neck pain. Poor ergonomics in the workplace and poor posture are contributing factors, as well as sleep position, stress and arthritis in the joints of the cervical vertebrae.
Catching neck pain early and treating the niggles you keep ignoring will give you back quality of life and prevents potential serious consequences in the future. Osteopathy is a very effective therapy for the treatment of neck pain.