Neck care

Neck pain is very common, affecting 7 out of every 10 people at some point in their life.

Most neck pain comes from an injury to a muscle, ligament or joint. Muscle spasm often occurs as a result of an injury and can cause pain. Common causes of neck pain include: poor sitting posture, prolonged computer work, over-head activities and fatigue.

The pain can be aggravated by poor sitting posture, lying or turning head. Short walks and changing positions through-out the day will speed up recovery.

You can attend for physiotherapy treatment without a GP referral. We will liaise with your GP, especially if we will feel you require any further investigations such as blood tests, X-Ray, MRI or a specialist opinion.

The common causes of the neck pain include:

  • Muscular, ligament or joint strain
  • Irritation of the disc
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Disc prolapse or protrusion
  • Nerve root compression

Symptoms of neck pain may include:

  • Muscle ache, tension and stiffness
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Pins and needles/ Numbness
  • Heaviness of the arm
  • Arm pain
  • Inability to turn or look up/down

The aim of Physiotherapy is to reduce the symptoms, speed up recovery and prevent recurrence. Physiotherapy treatment may include:

    Hands off treatment includes:

  • Movements to mobilisation your joints/ soft tissue
  • Self mobilisation techniques for joints
  • Tailored Exercise for mobility, stretching and strength
  • Postural advice for sitting and movement
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Hands on treatment:

  • Manipulation of your joints
  • Mobilisation of soft tissues
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling

Neck pain usually settles within 3-6 weeks with physiotherapy and acupuncture treatment, but on some occasions it may take up to 12 weeks.

For an appointment with Sean or Kiera Book here


Slievemore Clinic

Old Dublin Road, Stillorgan, Dublin

01 2000 555


Monday-Thursday 7.30am-8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Physiotherapist Consultation €65
Specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist Consultation – €65
Student discount – €60

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