What Causes Neck Pain?

The neck or cervical spine is made up of bones, muscles, connective tissue and nerves.  The anatomical design of the neck and they tremendous load of holding up the weight of your head can result in injury.  In the event of a neck injury, the abundance of nerve pathways in the neck can result in pain in many areas below the neck.

Neck pain is typically a mild strain and will resolve on its own in a few days.  More sever cases of neck pain such as a whiplash disorder following a car accident will require intervention for the best possible outcome.

Can Physiotherapy Help with Neck Pain?

If rest and ice / heat are not providing the relief you need Physiotherapy can help you with your neck pain.  Your physiotherapist will teach you gentle exercises to maintain your strength and range of motion.  They may also provide treatment to help you manage your neck pain.