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Neck Pain Treatment in Melbourne
Neck Pain Treatment in Melbourne
Neck pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions experienced by Australians today. As per several studies, around 10-15% of Australians experience neck pain at least once in their life. However, age has nothing to do with neck pain; it can occur at any age.
If you are experiencing neck pain and need comprehensive neck pain treatment in Melbourne, we recommend calling our osteopaths at Inner North Osteopathy for treatment.
What is Neck Pain?
Neck pain is a common issue that can occur due to several reasons irrespective of age. Most commonnly there is no specific damage occuring during a painful episode. But neck pain can be caused by herniated disc, referred pain due to nerve impingment, and degenerative disc disease. Furthermore, it can also result from illnesses like polymyalgia rheumatica or rheumatiod arthritis and it is important to get a diagnosis.
What Symptoms Relate to Neck Pain?
Neck pain can occur anywhere from the base of the skull down to the base of the neck. Pain can refer to the shoulders or upper back. Neck pain can also result in headaches. Neck pain can be experienced as dull and aching or sharp and burning.
Associated symptoms of Neck Pain
- Nausea (Feeling sick)
- Pins and needles or numbness in the hands or arms
If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, get in touch with us for neck pain treatment in Melbourne.Inner North Osteopathy will help you gain an understanding of the causes and assist you in establishing and maintaining better strategies for any future episodes of neck pain.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Numerous issues in or near the neck, including muscular strain, disc disease, nerve impingment or arthritis. Neck pain can also be aggravated by environmental or emotional stressors such as
Common Causes Of Neck Pain Include:
- Prolonged use of a desktop or laptop computer
- Sleeping in an awkward position
- Poor posture (the way your body is positioned when standing or sitting)
- Muscle tension
- Whiplash syndrome
- Cervical spondylosis
Treating Neck Pain with Osteopathy
The osteopath will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the cause of the neck pain. After the examination is complete, appropriate osteopathic treatment options, such as soft tissue massage, mobilisation of the neck and spine, may be recommended. Neck pain treatment aims to improve neck mobility, lessen pain, and provide education and rehabilitation advice to reduce the likelihood and severity of any subsequent neck pain episodes.
To rule out potential underlying conditions, osteopaths at Inner North Osteopathy might occasionally refer you for a scan, X-ray, or other tests.
At Inner North Osteopathy, our osteopaths are passionate about helping you understand and better manage your pain. We are looking forward to helping you with neck pain treatment in Melbourne. Contact
Frequently Asked Questions
Osteopaths are primary healthcare providers which means that no referral is necessary. If your treatment is being covered by WorkSafe, TAC or DVA, you will require a referral to ensure that your costs are covered.
We are able to treat WorkSafe, TAC, EPC and DVA patients, however you will require a referral from your GP. For TAC and WorkSafe patients we will also require your claim number and date of injury.
We are covered by private health funds via extras cover. Exact details will vary depending on the individual fund and level of cover. We do have a Hicaps machine which enables you to claim health fund payments on the spot.
For medicare rebates you must qualify for an EPC plan. You will need to discuss this with your GP, and a referral is necessary.
Yes, please bring in any X-ray, CT or MRI scan results you may have. If you have a report for these scans, make sure you bring this along as well.
During your first consultation your osteopath will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. They may also ask questions about your medical history, any medications you are taking or other factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem. If your medical condition changes during the course of your osteopathic treatment, you should tell your osteopath.
Your osteopath may ask about any recent X-rays, scans or test results that you may have.
Depending on the area of your body requiring treatment, your osteopath may ask you to undress to your underwear. It’s important that you feel comfortable, so you may want to wear loose pants or bring a pair of shorts to change into.
Next, your osteopath will conduct a full osteopathic examination and if necessary, clinical tests. This may involve diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments and activities or exercises, which will help determine how best to manage your condition.
The examination may include passive and active movements, such as the osteopath lifting your arms or legs. As part of the examination, you may also be asked to bend over or stand in your underwear. Be sure to wear comfortable, flexible and appropriate underwear.
As osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, your practitioner may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.
Your osteopath may also provide education and advice to help you manage your condition between treatments. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or work.
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation. Most osteopathic treatment is gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your osteopath will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.
Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persists or increases significantly, call your osteopath to discuss your concerns.
Your initial consultation may last up to one hour. This will enable your osteopath to take a thorough history, examine and treat you. Follow-up treatments are usually shorter. Depending on your condition, they can take 30-40 minutes.
Generally you would expect to see some changes in your symptoms after one or two visits; however, some long-term or chronic conditions may require a longer course or more frequent treatment. If you have any concerns, your osteopath will be happy to discuss these with you.
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Inner North Osteopathy prides itself on a number of things: passion, dedication, and maintaining our practice standards to ensure we are using evidence based practice. This means utilising client centered care including education and management advice. We aim to provide you with the tools to be in control of your pain and enjoy the life you choose.