What’s your injury?


Here are some common problems of the neck – do any of these sound like your pain?

neck pain


Where? Neck, shoulder and arm, with numbness and/or pins and needles.

Difficulties: Sustained postures irritate, movement relieves.

Possible diagnosis: Trapped nerve.

Cause: Bulging disc in the neck places pressure on a spinal nerve that serves the arm. Can result from trauma, often the effect of repetitive movements or awkward positions of the neck with a delayed onset.

Treatment: Mechanical traction (internal link), Nerve stretches, restoration of joint movement and reduction of muscle tension.

neck pain and headache

Neck (with headaches)

Where? Neck tension and ache with headache.

Difficulties: General use, gripping, using a mouse, using tools.

Possible diagnosis: Tension headache.

Cause: Accumulation of tension in neck muscles due to posture, or stress. Causes stiffness in associated joints and a pain referral pattern through the head.

Treatment: Massage to the muscles at the base of the skull, and neck muscles. Manual traction, joint mobilisation.

I am very happy with the outcome

‘’I was struggling with back pain, Alex located the problem easily and after 4 sessions of physio, the pain has gone. I am very happy with the outcome, as I can now get on with my life. I would recommend.’’  

Josephine Shaw January 28, 2016

The pain has now gone, with no headaches after 6-7 sessions

‘’I came with headaches caused by tension in my neck. Before I came to Swinton Physiotherapy I would be having headaches 3-4 times a week. I wanted to start the gym by couldn’t do it with the pain, Jonathan said he would ease the pain in just 10 sessions. The pain has now gone, with Continue Reading

Warren Stanganini January 28, 2016