Neck and Shoulder Pain
Treat neck pain naturally and effectively with our local Osteopath here on the Central Coast
Neck pain and/or shoulder pain can be debilitating and simply painful! While neck and shoulder pain usually originates from the spinal joints in the neck, it may also be because of damage to the muscles, discs and/or ligaments.
Our local Osteopath, Shane Caulfield on the Central Coast, we will assess your entire upper body (neck, back and ribcage) to determine the root cause of your neck and shoulder pain and discomfort. We will also take your lifestyle into consideration, including:
- Your sleep patterns
- The type of pillow you use
- What you do for a living/what you study
- The type and frequency of exercise you do
- Your posture
Treat neck pain with Osteopathy
By applying hands-on techniques including soft tissue massage, gentle stretching, joint articulation, mobilisation and sometimes manipulation, we aim to restore normal muscle tension and improve the range of joint mobility to the neck, shoulder and middle back regions.
A holistic approach to neck and shoulder care Osteopathy takes a holistic approach by focusing on the relationship between our body’s structure and the way it functions and has the capacity to heal itself.
We also offer advice on posture, exercise, the right pillow to use and ergonomics in your work place or where you study for optimal support over the long term. Because we look at the bigger picture (not just your presenting symptoms), our osteopathic treatment will not only reduce your pain and discomfort now, but will also help to ensure you stay pain free and comfortable over the long-term.
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Big picture healing for long-term neck and shoulder comfort
If you have ever suffered from neck and shoulder pain (the two commonly go hand in hand) you will know how uncomfortable and debilitating it can be.
Often the result of poor posture, arthritis, scoliosis or an injury, neck and shoulder pain doesn’t discriminate in terms of age or gender. It commonly affects people of all ages, including children, and is also sometimes linked with thoracic or middle back pain and headache.
Given the increasing prevalence of ipads, smartphones and computers in our lives, people of all ages today are spending more and more time being sedentary and looking at their screens. Is it any wonder this causes undue strain and stress to our thoracic spine and neck regions?
Common symptoms of neck and shoulder pain include: Common symptoms of neck and shoulder pain include:
- A general feeling of stiffness
- Muscle pain and tension
- A feeling of being hunched over
- Some people even describe feeling as though their head is too heavy for their neck to hold up comfortably.
Don’t put up with neck and shoulder pain and discomfort any longer. Call us to make an appointment today.