Neck Pain Treatment

How we use Osteopathy to treat Neck Pain?

When searching for the best treatment for neck pain and joint problems, more and more people turn to osteopathic medicine. One of the many benefits of using osteopathy to relieve neck pain is the fact that, as opposed to conventional medicine, it does not imply the use of medication or surgery. In this guide, we will define osteopathy and show how you can use it to treat the neck

Neck pain can strike at any time and can cause great discomfort when it does. This is because the neck is home to a cluster of muscles and nerves which, if strained or put under pressure, can cause significant pain in other areas of the body, including the head, the back, and even the legs. There are several different muscles in the neck, as well as soft tissues/ligaments which, if they become strained, can cause significant pain.

Causes of neck pain

Neck pain or stiffness can happen for a variety of reasons.

Muscle tension and strain

This is usually due to activities and behaviors such as:

  • poor posture

  • working at a desk for too long without changing position

  • sleeping with your neck in a bad position

  • jerking your neck during exercise

How osteopathy can help with neck ache

A course of Osteopathy, or more specialised Cranial osteopathy, can help to pinpoint the source of an ache or pain, and relieve any tension or tension accordingly. Osteopathy treatment will normally work to relieve neck pain in any of the following ways:

  • Direct pressure and neurovascular stimulation of muscles

  • Improving blood supply to an area of tension.

  • Treating the whole musculoskeletal system, for example the spine and the core stabilising muscles.

  • Giving advice on further stretches and exercises to prevent any injury from recurring in the future.