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.

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I have definitely improved and feel back to normal thanks to Swinton Physiotherapy

‘’I came with back and neck pain, what affected me with cleaning, cooking, sleeping, looking after my child. After a couple of sessions I could see and feel a change. I have definitely improved and feel back to normal thanks to Swinton Physiotherapy, would definitely recommend’’  

Nadia Sakhri January 28, 2016

really did make the pain go away

“I had a very bad neck when I came to Jonathan, I couldn’t look left, right or even up. The pain was awful and I couldn’t sleep with it. I went to see Jonathan and for the first treatment I noticed that the pain had started to lift and I had more movement. By treatment Continue Reading

Claire Wade January 28, 2016