Neck pain can arise for many reasons; a strain or sprain, arthritic changes in the neck, fatigue or weakness of the postural muscles.
Neck related symptoms may include headaches, upper back and shoulder tensions and even arm pain.
Osteopathy has been shown to be useful in helping people who suffer from uncomplicated mechanical neck pain, general aches and pains, neuralgia, and neck related headaches.
Osteopaths use hands on stretching, massage and gentle movement through the joints with the aim of increasing joint mobility and reducing muscle tension and cramping. With all spinal problems a combined approach works best, so osteopathic techniques will be advised alongside exercises, stretches and advice on posture.