Neck Pain Treatment in Canberra

Address your neck pain with bespoke physiotherapy treatment options.

Is Neck Pain Holding You Back? 

If you struggle with neck pain, you certainly aren’t alone. Stiffness, aches, and pains all seem to be a regular part of life for so many of us — and it isn’t a surprise! Nowadays, life involves a lot of sitting: At your desk, staring at the computer, watching television after a long day of work. When we spend so much of our lives like this, we start to get comfortable, and soon enough we may pay the price.

Your posture may have a monumental impact on your health, especially when it comes to your head and shoulder posture. When your head starts to lean forward and your neck begins to slouch over, you may not feel the consequences immediately. If neck pain is beginning to become a regular occurrence, however, it’s time to address it.

What is Neck Pain?

Your neck has an important job to do. It is there to support your head, which will typically weigh around five kilograms. Naturally, the strain of doing that (particularly when done improperly) makes neck pain one of the most commonly reported pains in the world.

Neck pain isn’t always just a result of poor posture. When people experience sudden traumas such as an injury or a car accident, their necks may suffer significantly. As you age, it is also very common for your neck strength to deteriorate, which may also bring daily pain.

Here are some of the most common causes of neck pain in Australia:

  • Poor posture
  • Sleeping in an awkward position
  • Whiplash
  • Sporting injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bad workplace ergonomics

Neck Pain Symptoms

Everyone experiences neck pain in their own unique way. The location of your pain, the positions that worsen the pain, and the time of day when you feel your worst will all depend on the specifics of your injury.

Outside of pain in the neck, from sharp pains to dull aches, there are a few other common symptoms associated with a neck injury. You may find yourself struggling with headaches, upper back pain, shoulder aches, and jaw pain.

There are a few other indicators of neck problems that many people tend to report. You may find it difficult to turn your head to reverse, hear clicking noises in your neck as you twist it, experience muscle pain, find mornings the most painful, or even find your hands and fingers tingling. If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, you should book a physiotherapy appointment immediately.

Neck Pain Treatments

If you’re suffering from neck pain, there are treatment options that may be available to you. Physiotherapy may offer treatment options for various forms of neck pain. A physiotherapist will assess your medical history, examine your injury and condition, and recommend a course of treatment. The goal will always be to lower the strain on your neck, restore your mobility, and hopefully lower the likelihood of your pain recurring.

Treatment may involve techniques such as:

  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Stretching techniques
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Prescribed exercises
  • Strengthening techniques
  • Lifestyle advice and changes
    Pillow recommendations

Your Neck Pain Questions Answered

How can I prevent neck pain?
Anyone may experience neck pain, and there are causes that may be out of your control. However, certain lifestyle choices may help lower your likelihood of damaging your neck. Regularly stretching, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding unnecessary strain on the neck may all make a positive impact.

When should I see a physiotherapist for my neck pain?
If you’re experiencing severe levels of neck pain, it is often best to book an appointment to get it looked at. Other indicators that you should see a physio include if you are feeling pain after a fall or injury, or if you have neck pain persisting for longer than a few days.

Why do I have neck pain in the morning?
The way you sleep may have a significant impact on your neck health. If you find yourself sore when you get up each morning, it may be time to assess your typical sleeping position and how supportive your pillows are.

How long will a physio appointment for neck pain be?
Appointments are 30 minutes in length with your physio for a neck pain assessment. You may require more than one appointment to get on top of things depending on the nature of the injury or condition being assessed.

Why Choose Powerhouse Physiotherapy? 

Servicing Local Communities

The care you need is right here in Canberra. Powerhouse Physiotherapy is proud to serve our surrounding areas, standing as a staple clinic for countless people across our local suburbs. Exceptional physiotherapy support may be closer than you think!

Patient-Centred Care

When you walk through our clinic doors, you can trust that you will be our top priority. Powerhouse physiotherapists are dedicated to curating personalised treatment plans built to suit your individual symptoms, goals, and lifestyle.

Building Active Lifestyles

If there’s one thing we’re passionate about at Powerhouse Physiotherapy, it’s seeing our clients build healthier and happier lives. We care about helping people get back into sports, exercise, and leisure to enjoy life and set themselves up for a long, active future.

Book an Appointment Today To Have Your Neck Pain Assessed

Nobody deserves to resign themselves to life with neck pain. Not only should you be living the healthy and comfortable life you deserve, but it is crucial that you address pain sooner rather than later. Ignoring your pain may seem like the easiest option now — however, when you leave ongoing neck pain unaddressed, you risk much more severe pain in the future. Book an appointment at Powerhouse Physiotherapy to get to the bottom of your neck pain and start working towards feeling better.