Neck Pain & Stiffness

Neck pain, stiffness & headaches are commonly seen at Sydney Chiropractic & Massage. Kieran Finnegan; your Sydney CBD & Waterloo chiropractor & myotherapist combines a comprehensive & deep hands on muscle balancing therapy with chiropractic.

Although the main pain producing culprits are the muscles in the neck, shoulder and the joints of the upper neck there are several key area’s that also need to be addressed when trying to fix neck pain & headaches.

The first area are the muscles called the erector spinae, which; as the name suggests are responsible for supporting your spine and keeping it upright. These muscles run on either side of your spine & start at the pelvis and connect to the base of the skull with connections to the forehead. As these muscle get tight along there full length they pull into the neck & shoulders causing a heaviness/tension in the shoulders and potentially a tension headache. When one side gets tight relative to the other it will pull the shoulder & upper back down on that side causing uneven shoulders which tends to cause pain & headaches on one side, usually the low shoulder side as the muscles in the shoulder are chronically tense trying to counteract the pull on that side, thats why its important not to only focus on the symptomatic area as it usually compensating for tightness and dysfunction elsewhere.

Two other very important  area’s include the muscle’s in-front of the neck which pull the verterbra/neck forward which causes the muscles on the back of the neck to tighten, this may also compress the discs and joints of the neck. Another area which is probably the most overlooked is the arms, the arms are out in-front of you all day when typing and accumulate an enormous amount off bunching and shortness in the soft tissues which then anchors tightness in the upper back. When treating someone with neck pain they are always amazed just how tight and sensitive they are in the arms & how much of a difference it makes to the upper body when they have been released properly.

My approach is unique & I don’t believe in short treatments that just focus’s on the site of pain. If you feel like you would benefit from the combination of chiropractic & myotherapy you can book online or contact your Sydney CBD & Waterloo chiropractor for more information

Neck Pain & Stiffness