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The cause can be trivial or serious. Ligament sprains may occur after whiplash. Neck pain are frequently accompanied by pain in the shoulder or arm caused by trapped nerves. It is also often aggravated by reflex muscle spasms in the neck. Tension headaches may also cause neck pains. If it occurs suddenly and the patient shows sign of general illness, it can also be a symptom of meningitis.
Pain and spasms in the neck, pain in shoulder and arms.
After taking a patient’s history and physically examining the neck, a doctor may recommend a course of physiotherapy, heat treatment, traction or a cervical collar. Painkilling medicines sometimes help.
An ancient Chinese therapy, patients are treated by sticking needles into their skin at particular points. These acupuncture points lie along invisible energy channels called meridians. The needles are said to unblock a flow of energy (called Qi) through the meridians. More Info
Reflexologists treat diseases in parts of the body they claim to be related to reflex areas. It is thought that illness occurs when energy channels in the body are blocked, causing damage to one area or another. Massage is aimed at destroying these blocks, allowing the energy to flow freely again and so heal the damage. More Info
Osteopathy aims to diagnose and treat medical problems in the framework. These problems may be caused by injury or stress. Osteopaths believe that when the structure of the body is sound, it will work just like a well-tuned engine. Osteopaths use their hands for massaging and manipulating the framework to restore normal, more comfortable function. More Info
Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing therapy. It can help in a wide range of conditions – from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.More Info