Neck and head pain
Neck pain is an extremely common presentation to any chiropractor or physiotherapist. In most cases, neck pain does not represent a serious issue and it can be treated quickly and very successfully. In other cases, neck pain may be due to a serious condition and this is why you need a health team that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of neck pain.
At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) our chiropractors and physiotherapists in Balmain and Dee Why specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of neck pain. We give you an accurate diagnosis and effective treatments with clear communication with your whole medical team, ensuring you are always the priority and get the best.
Cervical myelopathy is a condition that causes neck pain and head pain along with a collection of neurological signs and symptoms. There are a variety of causes of cervical myelopathy and it is very important to contact a member of your health team if you are experiencing the symptoms of this condition. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) are skill clinicians specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of neck pain. We offer clear advice, sensible treatment strategies and continued support for all our patients under our care for neck pain.
Cervical osteophyte formation is a common condition that may cause neck pain and is a common reason that people present to our Balmain and Dee Why spine centre’s. Cervical osteophytes naturally occur as we age and as a result are more likely to cause neck pain in the middle to later years of life. It is important to accurately diagnosis cervical osteophytes are a source of neck pain so an effective treatment strategy and rehabilitation program can be started. Our Balmain and Dee Why chiropractors and physiotherapist will help you every step of the way with your neck pain recovery.
Cervical bone spurs
Cervical bone spurs can become a constant source of neck pain. The formation of bone spurs is typical with the normal aging process. As abnormal and persistent stress is placed on the spinal joints more bone is laid down to and this can eventually protrude into delicate neural tissue. It is important to seek the opinion of a good chiropractor or physiotherapist if you are experiencing persistent or chronic neck pain. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we specialise in all non-surgical neck problems, providing the communities of Balmain and Dee Why Sydney with the gold standard in evidence-based personalised neck pain treatments.
Cervical stenosis can be the source of persistent and chronic neck pain. Cervical stenosis describes a reduction in the size of the spinal canal where the spinal goes sits or the holes in which the spinal nerves exist. In both cases, compression of neural tissue leads to neck pain and discomfort. Identifying the cause of your neck pain is the first step in finding a lasting solution. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) Balmain and Dee Why we help you find a lasting solution for your neck pain.
Cervical degenerative disc disease
Cervical degenerative disc disease is a very scary sounding condition that really isn’t scary at all. In fact, all it describes is the process by which a normal neck will age naturally through life. In advanced cases cervical degenerative disc disease can lead to chronic and persistent neck pain and discomfort. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) Balmain and Dee Why have a key clinical focus in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of neck pain and cervical degenerative disc disease and its associated disorders. You are in the very best hands.
Cervical disc herniation
Cervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck pain and discomfort. Sometimes called neck disc herniation and a slipped disc in the neck, cervical (neck) disc herniation is very common. Anyone who is experiencing ongoing neck pain should actively seek a proper diagnosis and treatment strategy this will help reduce pain and improve the function of the neck. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) excel in the treatment of neck pain from cervical herniation using the best in evidence-based treatments.
Cervical (neck) osteoarthritis is just another way to say neck arthritis. Neck arthritis occurs as we age and is really just a process of normal aging. We will all get a degree of neck arthritis as we age, some more than others. Usually the biggest factor is how hard we have worked over our lives. Neck arthritis is more common in those occupations that require manual labor. Neck arthritis does produce pain and this is one of the reasons people present to our Balmain and Dee Why spine centre’s.
Cervical arthritis is a common presentation to our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C). Cervical arthritis is just another way to say neck wear and tear and is very normal as we age. The problem is, some people get extensive wear and tear and this can lead to large amounts of pain and stiffness. Neck pain and stiffness is one of the first things someone usually notices with neck arthritis, and the primary reasons someone will present to our neck pain clinic to have a consultation with one of our chiropractors or physiotherapists.
Cervical foraminal stenosis
Cervical foraminal stenosis is a common cause of neck pain and discomfort. In some cases it is possible to alleviate this cause of neck pain with chiropractic and physiotherapy. In other cases, people with neck pain due to cervical foraminal stenosis, may need to be sent to a surgeon who specialises in the neck surgery to get an opinion on surgical options to reduce neck pain and recover function. Neck pain with tingling down the arm is the main reasons that people will present to our Balmain and Dee Why chiropractors and physiotherapists with this condition.
Cervical pinched nerve
Cervical pinched nerves are a source of neck pain and discomfort. In many cases pinched nerves in the neck can be successfully treated with chiropractic and physiotherapy. People may experience neck pain, tingling into the arms and sometimes muscle weakness. It is very important to see a chiropractor or physiotherapist if you are experiencing any pain, numbness or any changes in feeling down one or both arms. A pinched nerve in some cases can be very serious and it is always best to have a pinched nerve looked at early.
Cervical facet syndrome
Cervical facet joint syndrome is a common cause of neck pain and discomfort. The facet joints are like the steering wheels of our spine joints and are susceptible to injury in the neck due to the amount of movement we have in the neck. The more movement in the neck to greater range we have to hurt it. Sometimes cervical facet syndrome is just a fancy way to say pain at the back of the neck. A chiropractor or physiotherapist will be able to test for this condition and treat it effectively.
Cervical facet joint pain
In the neck, our facet joints are located at the back of the spine and are the joints in the neck that make it possible for he head to move in different directions. Sometimes these facet joints become a source of neck pain. Pain may arise as we sprain these joints in situations such as in whiplash, wear the facet joints out during the aging process or the facet joints become arthritic. Facet joint pain can usually be treated very easily and successfully with the techniques that chiropractors and physiotherapists employ. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we use the latest treatments combined with personal care, to ensure you are offered the best solutions for neck pain and discomfort.
Cervical disc bulge
Cervical disc bulge can cause neck pain and discomfort. Technically speaking it’s not the disc bulge that causes the pain itself. A disc bulges causes pain when it places pressure on other structures such as nerves and this causes neck pain and dysfunction. A large disc bulge may place tension on the spinal cord or spinal nerves, or place pressure on the joints of the neck (facet joints). There are many treatments our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) can use to help the neck pain associated with a cervical disc bulge.
Cervical disc protrusion
A cervical disc protrusion means that the inner, softer part of a disc has crashed through the outer harder layer of a disc. This rupture of the inner contents of the disc through the outer contents of a disc may cause pressure on pain sensitive structures such as nerves. This rupture of inner contents through the out contents of the disc only causes pain if it goes all the way to the outer third of the disc, as this is where the pain receptors are. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) our chiropractors and physiotherapists are able to offer effective treatments for disc protrusions in the neck using gentle, safe and effective treatments.
Cervical spondylosis is a common cause of neck pain. The term cervical spondylosis is just a fancy way to say someone’s neck has aged and undergone some wear and tear. Essential cervical spondylosis is typical and we will all experience it to some degree. When it becomes advanced it can lead to ongoing neck stiffness and pain. There are many treatments to improve the function of your neck that our chiropractors or physiotherapists may employ at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C). Located in Balmain and Dee Why Sydney, advice is never far away.
Cervical spondyloarthropathies are also called spondyloarthritis and include ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter’s syndrome (reactive arthritis), enteropathic arthritis (associated with inflammatory bowel disease). In children we call these juvenile spondyloarthropathies. They can occur both in children and adults. These conditions may lead to tissue irritation in the neck and cause ongoing neck pain and discomfort. A team approach with a variety of medical professionals, chiropractors and physiotherapists is the best way to ensure lasting relief from neck pain and discomfort. Chiropractic and physiotherapy can help with the mechanical pain and dysfunction that come from such disorders.
Cervical radiculopathy implies that you have compression or irritation to a nerve in the neck and this may cause neck pain with shooting pain down the arm. Sometimes the only symptom that is experienced with cervical radiculopathy is change in the sensation down your arm, In more serious situations, cervical radiculopathy may cause muscle weakness and function loss of the arms. A chiropractor or physiotherapist should evaluate cervical radiculopathy causing neck pain as soon as possible to prevent lasting damage. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) Balmain and Dee Why cervical radiculopathy can be treated successfully using safe and gentle treatments.
Cervical discogenic pain
Discogenic pain in the neck implies that the intervertebral disc is the cause of neck pain. This is extremely common and accounts for up to 40% of neck pain (in some reviews). Discogenic pain can be extremely temperamental and persistent cause of neck pain. The good news is that a chiropractor or physiotherapist can treat pain associated with discogenic neck pain effectively and there are now more options then ever. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists located in Balmain and Dee Why offer safe, effective and lasting treatments for discogenic neck pain.
Acute neck pain
Acute neck pain simply implies that a bout of neck pain has been present for less than 3 months. There are many causes of acute neck pain including traumatic causes such as whiplash, infectious such as meningitis or inflammatory such as radiculitis (pain down the arm). The treatment of acute neck pain depends on what the cause is. Visiting the chiropractor or physiotherapist is the first step when experiencing neck pain for the first time. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) treat acute neck pain very effectively and safely.
Chronic neck pain
Chronic neck pain is described as neck pain that has lasted for more than 3 months. There is a range of causes for chronic neck pain and a chiropractor or physiotherapist should be your first to improve chronic neck pain. A through history and physical examination of the neck should allow a chiropractor of physiotherapist to successfully diagnosis the cause of your chronic neck pain and put forward an effective treatment strategy. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) Balmain and Dee Why our treatments of chronic neck pain are safe, effective and based on the latest research, making them the gold standard of chronic neck pain care.
Neck stiffness is a symptom. Our necks may become stiff due to arthritis, overuse, infection, muscle tightness or a myriad of other causes. It is important to see a chiropractor or physiotherapist if you experience neck stiffness that persists and isn’t easily resolved by reducing sedentary postures and try some simple things such as rearranging your office set up. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists in Balmain and Dee Why will provide you with a clear diagnosis and personalised treatment strategy.
Neck trigger Points
Trigger points are sometimes called muscle knots and are technically known as myofascial trigger points. Essentially they are small pockets of tightly contracted muscle within the neck muscle(s). These pockets of contractions lead to a cascade of reactions within the muscle that ultimately lead to pain and discomfort. Trigger points are common in the neck and although they can be small in size, they can cause a lot of neck pain and discomfort. Trigger points in the neck can cause pain directly or complicate other preexisting conditions in the neck such as arthritis. Even if you think you have trigger points in the neck it is important to have these looked at as trigger points can mimic other more serious problems. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we use the latest treatments based on research to help you recover form trigger points in the neck.
Whiplash is what we call an acceleration-deceleration injury that usually occurs with motor vehicle accidents but can also occur from being pushed in the back, sporting accidents or falls. Whiplash is a common cause of neck pain and is a type of neck strain. Whiplash of the neck results from a sudden jerking movement that affects the soft tissues of the neck. Neck pain and discomfort will usually clear up, however it may also become a source of persistent discomfort. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we use gentle and safe treatments for whiplash that are based on the very latest recommendations and research to ensure you achieve the quickest possible recovery from whiplash.
Shaken baby syndrome
Shaken baby syndrome is also called abusive head trauma, shaken impact syndrome, inflicted head injury and whiplash shake syndrome. This is a serious condition that causes brain injury and results from forcefully shaking a baby, infant or adolescent. Physiotherapists and chiropractors may encounter this condition and should refer the child for specialist medical care. Our Balmain and Dee Why chiropractors and physiotherapists provide a spine and sports injury centre of excellence. Apart of this is making fast, reliable and authoritative decisions to refer to other medical specialists when required.
For completeness we have added red flags for neck pain within this section. Red flags are certain signs or symptoms that would suggest something more serious may be going on. Red flags will prompt a physiotherapist or chiropractor to order more specialised testing such as MRI or specialist referral. They are included here for information and completeness. As diagnosticians, chiropractors and physiotherapists have a role in treating neck pain but also identifying when something serious may be going on and provide prompt medical referral. Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) is a chiropractor and physiotherapy centre of excellence located in Balmain and Dee Why.
Internal disc disruption
Internal disc disruption may be a cause of neck pain and discomfort and implies that the inner integrity of the intervertebral disc(s) in the neck has been compromised and is now be a source of pain. Internal disc disruption is also called discogenic pain syndrome or just discogenic pain. Tearing of a disc (concentric or radial) may be viewed on discogram but is usually not observed on MRI or standard CT scan. Chiropractors and physiotherapists must be alert to this at provide sound treatments that are based on the latest research. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we provide the gold standard of non-surgical spine care, we are a chiropractic and physiotherapy centre of excellence.
Cervicalgia is a type of neck pain that just persists locally around the neck and doesn’t travel to the shoulders or arms. Cervicalgia is really just another was to say neck pain and it may be an acute or chronic condition. Cervicalgia may be caused by trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, sporting incident or just long-term chronic irritation of the neck joints from sustained postures such as sitting (office worker). Cervicalgia is a description of neck pain without being a specific diagnosis. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) offer safe, reliable, and effective treatments for cervicalgia.