Suffering from back and/or neck pain at work? Physiotherapy has got your back (and neck!)
Neck and back pain are two of the most frequent presentations that we see as Physiotherapists in the clinic. Whether it’s due to stress at work, long hours at a desk or you simply just woke up with it, we all know someone who experiences it. This might even be you! And if it is, it is time to do something about it.
Common Neck and Back Pain Symptoms
Neck and back symptoms can have many different forms of presentation. It can be a sharp pain, a dull ache, a stiffness when trying to move or even a headache in the case of neck pain. Whilst the solution is often simple, there are multiple potential causes of such pain. This is why an accurate diagnosis by a Physiotherapist is important to ensure you receive the correct treatment.
Treatment by a Physiotherapist
Once a diagnosis has been made, a Physiotherapist will often begin with ‘hands-on’ treatment to help alleviate the symptoms. This may include massage, muscle trigger point release, dry needling, joint mobilisations and amongst other forms of treatment. At Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy, our highly experienced practioners have treated a countless number of people with back and/or neck pain. Whilst hands-on treatment is important to help settle your symptoms, our management plan doesn’t stop there.
At Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy, we combine our manual treatment with the prescription of exercises. Strengthening these muscles can help alleviate tightness, provide support to your joints and also build general tolerance that will allow you to sustain a ‘good posture’ that is most importantly, without pain.
Our Top 3 Exercises
The use of exercises for back and neck pain is also well supported by research.
We want to share with you three effective, easy to do exercises that are great for targeting neck and upper back pain:
1.The Trapezius Shrug
2.. The Banded Row
3.The Chin Tuck (aim to build up to 10 second holds)
If you are suffering from neck or back pain and need a solution, book in with one of our highly skilled Physiotherapists today!
How can Physiotherapy help you?
At Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy our goal is to get you moving pain free as soon as possible.
But, we also want you to actually move better and live a healthier, more active and fulfilling life!
If your sports, fitness training or work has been wearing your body down, book in with one of our expert physiotherapists so we can help you reduce your pain and bullet proof your body so that you can keep playing, training and working forever.
If you are showing some signs of injury or simply want help staying injury-free then book in with one of our highly experienced Physiotherapists today!