Neck painThe neck is made up of 7 bones (vertebrae) which are separated by structures called discs and cartilage. These two structures help absorb the stress on the joints, which are further supported by ligaments and muscles. The vertebrae are necessary to allow you to move your head so you can look at your feet and over your shoulder for instance.

There are two types of neck pain; Acute (pain occurring very quickly) or chronic (persistent pain). Both of which can be very painful and debilitating. Neck pain can also cause pain in other parts of the body such as shoulders, hands and arms.

Horder Healthcare physiotherapists can use the following treatment to help neck pain:

Manipulation and mobilisation

These techniques  work on specific areas of pain or stiffness in order to improve movement and reduce pain in the neck and related areas

Sports Massage and taping

The massage is diagnostic in nature, to feel for strains and help prevent further injury. Sports tape may be applied to the skin to stabilise the muscles and bones to help reduce pain.

Soft tissue massage

This involves manipulation of the muscles, tendons and ligaments to help alleviate pain and discomfort.

Exercise therapy

Your physiotherapist will assess you and then put together a plan of exercises tailored to your needs and condition. Your exercises will be progressed or modified with your needs.


Acupuncture can provide relief from joint, muscle and chronic pain using an ancient technique.

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