Neck Pain

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

Are you looking for Neck Pain Relief?

Before we look at different aspects of your Neck muscle Pain and it’s treatment, it is useful to point out that neck pain is commonly severe in nature. It is also worth pointing out that it is also usually associated with upper back, shoulder and arm pain. Even your jaw may become affected by your neck dysfunction.

The good news is that treatment is effective and, as always, a correct diagnosis is required followed by appropriate manual therapy and exercise program is important. Support items such as pillows, used correctly, can also be of great use in treating your condition.

In this section we will look at many aspects of problem. There are articles that provide a simple explanation of the anatomy of the neck, discuss different types of neck pain and moving onto the possible causes of your neck pain. We will then look at appropriate treatment and exercise for each type of pain - including the use of relief products and appropriate use of neck support.

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Arthritis of the Neck »

Neck Pain and Arthritis

Arthritis of the neck may be as a result of one of two types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid arthritis. This article discusses how to manage neck pain from Arthritis and gives an example. Expert advice from a Chartered Physiotherapist.

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How to Treat Neck Pain »

Treatment of Neck Pain

What is your best approach to treat neck pain? There really are many answers to this question. However, the success of your treatment will depend on a correct diagnosis from the outset.

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Neck Anatomy »

Understanding Neck Pain

A better understanding of neck anatomy always helps a client and myself to work more effectively together in treating neck pain. In this article I attempt to provide a simple explanation as to how the neck is built and fits…

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Neck and Upper Back Pain »

Neck Pain

The most common presentation of neck and upper back pain that I see are due to stiffness in the upper back and poor neck posture, particularly from people who spend too much time looking into their phones, tablets and laptops!

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Neck Massagers »

Neck massagers can help in treating neck pain, but use with care - I have seen many damaged muscles and ligaments arising from inappropriate use of neck massagers.

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Neck Pain Behind Ear »

pain behind the ear

Neck pain behind your ear can be quite common. The causes of neck pain behind the ear are many. The most common causes of this condition that I see are …

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Neck Pain Exercises »

Depending on the nature of the trauma you have had - it may be possible to do some gentle neck exercises. However, it is usually important to see a professional for an opinion beforehand. The treatment for your neck pain…

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Neck Pain Headache »

Neck-related headaches can trick you! Sometimes, a client can present to my clinic with a severe headache and with a history of neck pain or neck stiffness. But have they linked the two before arriving at my clinic?

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Neck Spasm »

Torticollis Treatment

Neck spasm can be a very painful symptom of many neck injuries and conditions, and Physiotherapy is effective treatment in most common cases. Diagnosis is the key - and once the cause of the spasm is removed the spasm will…

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Neck Shoulder Arm Pain »

Aching neck and shoulder

Have you got pain in your neck, shoulder and arm? This may be due to the nerves in your neck being damaged or trapped, resulting in a referral of pain into your arm.

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Neck Stretches »

Neck Stretches

Neck stretches are many and varied. However, I am going to share with you neck stretching approaches that I find most useful on a daily basis in my physiotherapy clinic.

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Pillows to Help Neck Pain »

Pillows to help Neck Pain

You spend up to a third of your life sleeping, so investing in a Pillow to help neck pain is well worth the effort! Choose carefully and get a fitted one if buying, or try a home made option!

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Pinched Nerve in Neck »

Pinched Nerve in Neck

Some patients come to see me when they suffered for some time with severe pain resulting from a trapped nerve, and have found that pain medication is not necessarily helping them. That is understandable - while the medication may mask…

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Possible Causes of Neck Pain »

There are many possible causes of neck pain - that is, there are many incidents and conditions that can trigger neck pain. This article highlights the main types and causes of neck pain.

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Severe Neck Pain »

Severe Neck Pain

Are you suffering with severe neck pain? I have seen many clients walk through my clinic doors absolutely crippled with neck pain. A really painful condition, it is most commonly caused by muscle spasms and mal-alignment of the joints.

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Herniated Disc in Neck »

Herniated Disc in Neck

A herniated disc is a very painful condition, particularly when it happens in your neck. This article, looks at what tends to cause them, and how recognising the signs and treating them can prevent it.

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Stiff Neck Pain »

Stiffness in the neck

With stiff neck pain - the stiffness often precedes the pain. However, with our busy lifestyles we do nothing to correct it until pain eventually arises - and it is only then do we go to our Doctor or Physiotherapist…

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TMJ neck pain »

Jaw and Neck Pain

Why do clients with TMJ pain often have associated neck pain? It’s because the TMJ is closely related to the neck both anatomically and functionally. Let’s explore this a little more.

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While the content and materials contained in the articles on this website have been written & researched by Sally Ann Quirke, a professional, practising & fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) based in Ireland, they are provided for general information and educational purposes only. They do not constitute medical advice on any particular individual situation. Please see your Chartered Physiotherapist or other medical practitioner for full and individual consultation.

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