Neck Pain

Acu-ease expertise is in treating neck pain. The treatment approach our experienced, dedicated and registered acupuncturists use may be the difference that makes the difference with your neck pain.

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Chronic Neck Pain

If you are one of the many West Australians that are troubled with neck pain, neck ache or neck stiffness, you will be pleased to know that Acupuncture at Acu-ease Perth may offer the solution you have been searching for.

Neck pain is very common with about one in 10 people having it at any given time.1 This comes as no surprise when we consider the activities of modern life such as sitting in front of a computer, watching prolonged periods of television and an increasing incidence of poor posture with hand held devices; particularly forward head posture, twisting and turning the neck in a jarring manner while exercising.6

Neck problems can also cause headache, shoulder pain, Temporo-Mandibular Disorders (TMD) or jaw pain, or pins and needles in the hands and upper back pain.

We encourage you to contact us for a thorough assessment with one of our Registered Acupuncturists at Acu-ease Perth if you regularly experience any of the following:

Causes of Neck Pain

By far the most common cause of neck pain seen at Acu-ease Perth relates to the effects of poor posture.6 In order to understand the impact of poor posture, we must first consider why spinal alignment and spinal fatigue within the neck is so important.6Your head weighs about 5 kg and in normal alignment it is very carefully balanced on top of your seven neck bones (vertebrae).

Your muscles work very hard to maintain this position and easily withstand short periods of variation. The problem arises when we assume awkward positions for prolonged periods, the fine balance is disturbed and the nerves, muscles, joints, ligaments and discs of your neck become fatigued, leading to strain and irritation. In fact, the tension in your neck and shoulder muscles doubles for every 2-3 cm that your head is forward!

Over time, the neck strain and pressure accumulates to a point where it may become chronically inflamed and even the smallest changes in posture cause significant discomfort. Coupled with the emotional stresses and demands of modern life, it is no surprise why neck pain is so common.2

Other common causes of neck pain commonly seen at Acu-ease Perth include prolonged emotional strain, whiplash, arthritis and sporting injuries.

100% Natural Treatment of Your Chronic Neck Pain

Thankfully, Acupuncture offered at Acu-ease Perth may be a very effective treatment for your chronic neck pain.2,3,4,5,7,8,9 After conducting a thorough history and musculoskeletal examination, your Registered Acupuncturist at Acu-ease Perth will recommend a course of treatment that aims to reduce pressure, restore movement and prevent recurrence. Typically, your Acupuncturist at Acu-ease Perth will recommend an individually tailored treatment package and pain prevention plan which may involve the following:

In addition to this, you will be given a series of home stretching exercises and asked to apply ice or heat to help aid your recovery.

If you are suffering with neck pain at the moment please do not delay – you can achieve the best results when you address the symptoms early. Please contact us to begin your care today!