Neck Pain

Neck Xray The anatomy of your neck includes -:

  • bones
  • joints
  • nerves
  • muscles
  • tendons
  • ligaments

Any one of the above or combination can cause problems for your neck.

The main physical structures in the neck are the seven interlocking vertebrae. They are called the cervical vertebrae, numbered C1 through to C7.

Neck Pain at Desk The causes of neck pain can be complex. For example a damaged vertebrae from a fall or accident may require surgical intervention.

Sitting for long periods at your desk can exacerbate any existing injury.

Craniosacral Therapy

Neck pain can be assisted by Craniosacral Therapy which is a light touch therapy used to enhance the body's own healing ablities.

Postural Alignment

Bad posture attracts aches and pains, can make us grumpy and most certainly ages us! Better posture takes a lot less energy to maintain - even hormones work better.
Postural Alignment

When your neck cracks

If your neck cracks or makes a popping sound it is usually not bone on bone making the sound. The causes can be-:

  • Ligament or tendon moving around bone
  • Articular pressure changes (tiny gas bubbles)

Self Treatment for Neck Pain

Here are 2 techniques for treating neck pain from opposite ends of the globe, created by different practitioners with remarkable similarities. The essence is being gentle and awareness.

MELT® method

MELT® method

Melt Neck Video

Try this short neck release sequence from Sue Hitmann, author of The MELT Method.

Physio Fusion

Neck Pain Relief

PhysioFusion Neck Pain Exercises Video

Physio Fusion - neck pain relief. Get relief from headaches, neck pain, whiplash, wry neck or "tech neck".

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