Neck pain is a frequent presentation at DPSP. Neck pain may arise if you sleep in an awkward position, drive long distances, use computers for long periods of time or strain neck muscles as result of bad posture. Stress, anxiety and arthritis are also increasingly associated with neck problems. Signs and symptoms of neck pain may include headaches, dizziness, referred pain into your shoulders and arm, pins and needles in your fingers and difficulty sleeping.
Whiplash following a road traffic accident is a traumatic neck injury that requires immediate diagnosis and a progressive rehabilitation programme for ease of return to normal pain free living. Physiotherapy is very effective for all types of neck pain. Early diagnosis followed by a specific neck rehabilitation programme including postural re-education is vital for a full recovery.