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What Is Neck Pain?

Neck pain is a fairly common condition that can affect people of all ages. Whether you’re a student, office worker, construction worker, or retiree, neck pain can occur at any time if you’re expecting it or not.

Since neck pain is often due to posture-related reasons, sometimes you can and do expect neck pain. At other times, you may wake up with a sore neck and not know how it happened. Regardless of if you know where it’s come from and why, neck pain can be difficult to deal with and put a dampener on your everyday life.

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Symptoms Of Neck Pain

It may seem cut-and-dry that neck pain causes pain in your neck, but this actually isn’t the only symptom! As our necks do a lot of work all day, even without us realising it, neck pain can affect more than just your neck itself.
Common symptoms of neck pain may include:
Pain anywhere in the neck
Pain that worsens when you hold your head in one place for an extended period of time, such as when working at a computer
Muscle tightness
Muscle spasms
Decreased ability to move your head as easily as you could before

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Common Causes Of Neck Pain And Common Neck Pain Conditions

Neck pain can be due to many different reasons. While some people are more susceptible to neck pain, such as people who spend many hours working on a computer each day, anybody can experience neck pain. Common causes of neck pain include:
Muscle strains
Overuse, such as overusing your neck muscles while hunching over a computer or phone for much of the day, can strain your neck muscles and lead to pain. You can also experience muscle strain in your neck from minor things such as reading in bed or holding your head in an awkward position while you sleep.
Worn joints
Neck joints tend to wear and tear with age, just like any other joint in the body.
Worry or stress

You may find that you unconsciously place stress on your neck muscles during periods of worry, which may lead to neck pain.

An accident or injury

Incidents such as car accidents can cause whiplash, which can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, or tenderness in the neck. This is because the head jerks backwards and forwards in situations like these, which can strain the neck’s soft tissues.

Nerve compression
Bone spurs or herniated discs can press on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord and cause neck pain.
Arthritis, meningitis, osteoporosis, and certain forms of cancer may cause neck pain.
While neck pain is often not a serious problem, some symptoms may indicate that you should seek medical attention. If your neck pain is accompanied by numbness, a loss of strength in your arms or hands, or pain that shoots into your shoulder or down your arm, you should contact your doctor for medical advice.


Treatment For Neck Pain

At Modern Medicine, we take treatment for your neck pain seriously. We understand how significantly neck pain can affect your ability to work and relax, so we do everything we can to help reduce that pain and help you feel like yourself again.

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Massage therapy incorporates a range of techniques intended to increase mobility and functionality. Massage therapy aims to release muscle knots and tension, improve your range of motion and circulation, and reduce stress and anxiety levels which may be heightened as a result of neck pain.

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Myotherapy is based on an evidence-based assessment, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal dysfunction, including neck pain. Myotherapy aims to identify the root cause of pain and mobility issues and then work to reduce pain and increase functionality through hands-on treatments.

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Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology is so much more than a personal trainer or gym instruction. Exercise physiologists have an extensive understanding of the human body and use this to rehabilitate muscle, joint, and nerve injuries as well as provide treatment for chronic diseases that may have an impact on your neck pain.


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Why Modern Medicine Is The Team For Your Neck Pain

Our team at Modern Medicine is highly regarded for our compassion and care. Whether you’re seeing us for remedial massage, myotherapy, exercise physiology, or something else, we dedicate our time with you to you so you have the best chance of living healthier and injury-free.


Our massage therapists are highly experienced and qualified in remedial massage therapy. After gaining an understanding of your pain, how it affects you, and what treatments may or may not have worked in the past, our remedial massage therapists will work towards easing your pain. To do this they will use the method/s that may suit you best such as trigger point therapy, joint manipulation, myofascial release, and stretches.


Our Ballarat myotherapists are skilled in diagnosing and assisting with conditions and injuries that can cause neck pain. They are highly qualified and experienced and have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to treating musculoskeletal conditions. With myotherapy from Modern Medicine you can expect a thorough and comprehensive pre-treatment assessment regarding your medical history, hands-on treatment, client education, and ongoing management.

Exercise Physiology

Our exercise physiologists personalise and tailor your program to suit you. In taking your functionality and goals into account, our team aims to understand you as an individual and how exercise physiology may be able to help decrease your neck pain. At Modern Medicine we provide exercise physiology to aid in injury recovery and prevention, manage chronic and acute illnesses, and assist with education regarding mobility and lifestyle adaptations.

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Make A Booking At Modern Medicine Today

If neck pain has been playing a larger role in your life than you’d like, it’s time to do something about it. Our highly qualified and experienced team at Modern Medicine are ready to help you feel your best and get back to doing what you love as quickly and safely as possible. Whether you’re interested in massage therapy, myotherapy, or exercise physiotherapy, we’ll talk with you to discuss what options may work best for your situation. To experience the Modern Medicine difference, make a booking today.

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