The neck or Cervical spine is comprised of seven vertebrae. Each vertebrae connect with the vertebrae above and below via facet joints. In-between the vertebrae lies the disc.
The role of the neck is to house and protect the spinal cord, support the head and its movement and facilitate blood flow to the brain.
During certain movements or sustained postures, we apply compression or stretch forces through our facet joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves of the neck. These postures, if incorrect, can stress these structures beyond the limits of which they can withstand.
Injury to these structures may occur traumatically either with an accident or an injury, or gradually over time, due to repetitive or prolonged activities such as prolonged slouching and poor postures, such as work place set ups.
Injury to the neck can results in decreased or painful range of movement. Can cause pins and needles, numbness or weakness in the arms. Headaches, dizziness or double vision. If you are experiencing neck pain make an appointment to see our expert Physiotherapists who will assess and guide you in your recovery.