Effective Neck Pain Treatment - Melbourne
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- Comprehensive History
- Health Goal Setting
- Orthopedic Exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D Posture Analysis
- Range Of Motion Exam
- Referral For Diagnostic Imaging
- First Follow Up Treatment
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Neck pain (cervical spine pain) is a growing problem within our society, we are seeing it more and more commonly. It is often related to a number of different issues and can be experienced with other pains such as shoulder, mid-back and arm pain as well as migraines, headaches and dizziness.
Read on for more information about the symptoms and causes of neck pain and whether you’re a suitable candidate for neck pain treatment in Melbourne.
Assessment & Diagnosis
At Ripple Chiropractic, we hear your story and take a detailed history. To that end, we create an individualised treatment plan including Assessment & Diagnosis aimed at achieving the functional goals we set together.
Treatment & Therapy
Treatment & Therapy forms an integral part of our holistic approach to treating the whole body, not just a complaint in isolation to ensure our patients experience long-term health and wellness. Our Frankston chiropractors utilise a variety of techniques including diversified, drop piece, activator, blocks, soft tissue, and more.
Continued Care is a crucial part of the recovery process, which is why we take the time to understand the root of your problem in order to provide the best and most effective treatment.
Causes of neck pain
Common causes of neck pain that we see are related to a person’s lifestyle and an accumulation of stress on the structures over the long term, we refer to this as micro traumas. To be more specific, here are a few examples (but are not limited to):
- Poor posture
- Poor desk setup or sitting on the couch with a laptop on your lap
- Looking down at mobile phones
- Work stressors
- Repetitive movements
- Poor lifting technique
- Incorrect pillow
- Sleeping on the couch
- Nursing children
- Self “cracking”
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal disorders
- Cervical spondylosis
Of course, neck pain can be attributed to acute traumas such as slips, falls, motor vehicle accidents, sporting injuries as well as work incidents. Regardless if it is related to micro or macro traumas, it is important to have the area thoroughly assessed by a professional to determine the cause and the damage so it can be addressed appropriately for the best outcomes.
The cervical spine contains seven vertebrae that protect the spinal cord as it travels through the neck. If there is an injury or damage to the cervical spine, it can cause irritation or compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots, leading to neck pain and other symptoms.
Symptoms of neck pain
Neck pain can be specifically located to an area or more generalised (non-specific). It can be associated with nerve pain extending into the arms or legs, this phenomenon is referred to as radiculopathy.
While neck pain can be very specific to the individual, some more common symptoms that we see come into our office include; sharp, dull, throbbing, nagging, shooting pain, electrical pain, numbness and tingling, weakness, headaches and range of motion reductions. The location of the pain can vary depending on the structure affected, these can include:
- Pain experienced over the spine
- Pain down the side (or even both sides) of the neck extending into the shoulders
- Pain into the top of the shoulder
- Pain can travel down to the mid back
- Pain radiating down the arm or up the neck
- Pain when moving the neck
- Weakness of the shoulder and/or the arm
- Headaches and/or migraines
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Chiropractic care for neck pain treatment in Melbourne
Chiropractic treatment for neck pain typically involves manual manipulation and adjustment of the neck and spine to reduce pain and improve mobility. Here are some common chiropractic treatments for neck pain:
Your chiropractor uses their hands or a device to apply a controlled, sudden force to the joints of the neck, which can improve joint function and decrease pain.
Your chiropractor utilises slower and gentler movements to loosen the joints and muscles, improving mobility and reducing pain.
Soft tissue therapy
This encompasses a variety of techniques, such as massage and trigger point therapy, to alleviate muscle tension and reduce pain.
Exercise and stretching
Your chiropractor may recommend specific exercises and stretches to enhance posture, strengthen the neck muscles, and alleviate pain.
Hot and cold therapy
This involves applying heat or cold to the affected area to lessen inflammation and alleviate pain.
Your chiropractor may recommend changes to your diet, exercise regimen, or workplace ergonomics to reduce the risk of future neck pain.
Whiplash can cause serious neck injuries and leave people in severe pain. If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury you should seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.
Am I a suitable candidate for neck pain treatment?
Determining whether or not you are a suitable candidate for neck pain treatment depends on the underlying cause and severity of your neck pain, as well as your overall health and medical history. If you are experiencing neck pain, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional who can perform a thorough evaluation and determine the most appropriate course of treatment for your individual needs.
Why choose us for your neck
pain treatment in Melbourne?
Below are just some of the reasons you should choose us as your neck pain chiropractor in Melbourne:
Meet Our Chiropractors
Below you can find some more information about our team of experienced Melbourne and Queensland neck pain chiropractors that are based at our various chiropractic clinics:
How to contact us
Our clinic is located at 4/192 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Frankston South, a short 3-minute drive from Frankston CBD, 2.1km from Monash Peninsula Frankston, 4km from Frankston Beach and 4km from Bayside shopping centre Frankston.
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4/192 Frankston, Flinders Rd, Frankston, South VIC, 3199
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- Monday 3PM- 7:30 PM
- Tuesday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Wednesday 3PM – 7:30 PM
- Thursday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Friday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Sunday CLOSED
How to schedule an appointment for
neck pain treatment in Melbourne
No matter whether your condition was caused by a sporting incident, work accident or otherwise, we welcome the chance to serve you. You can book your initial chiropractic consultation by giving us a call on (03) 9864 1819 or you can fill out our online booking form.
If you have any more questions about neck pain treatment in Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime, check out our most frequently asked questions below which may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
The fastest way to “cure” neck pain depends on the underlying cause of the pain. For mild to moderate neck pain, applying heat or ice to the affected area, taking over-the-counter pain relievers, and gentle stretching or massage can be helpful. However, if the pain is severe or persistent, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
A chiropractor can use a variety of techniques to address neck pain, including manual manipulation and adjustment of the spine and neck, soft tissue therapy, and exercise and stretching recommendations. Chiropractors focus on the facet joints and spinal nerves, which can contribute to neck pain. They can also help diagnose the cause of the pain and develop a personalised treatment plan.
To get neck pain relief, treatment may involve a combination of over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and lifestyle modifications, such as improved posture or ergonomic changes. Referred pain or chronic pain may require additional treatments or management techniques.
Stress and anxiety can cause neck pain by causing tension in the neck muscles. The resulting neck stiffness can lead to pain and discomfort. Reducing stress through relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or meditation, can help alleviate neck pain caused by stress and anxiety.
To release neck muscles, stretching and massage can be helpful. Gentle neck stretches can improve mobility and reduce stiffness. Massage therapy can help reduce muscle tension and relieve pain. Chiropractic care may also be beneficial for releasing neck muscles.
Yes, your pillow can cause neck pain, particularly if it doesn’t provide adequate support or is too high or too low. It’s important to choose a pillow that is comfortable and provides adequate support for the neck and spine to avoid neck pain.
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- Comprehensive history including chief complaint, trauma and medical history.
- Health goal setting
- Orthopedic exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D posture analysis
- Range of motion exam
- Referral for diagnostic imaging if clinically appropriate
- First follow up treatment