Neck pain is becoming increasingly common as we spend more of our lives sat behind a desk and in front of a computer screen. This postural strain can lead to tension in the muscles and associated neck pain and headaches. Neck pain can also occur after an awkward night’s sleep or by twisting suddenly (known as Torticollis), which can in turn lead to ‘trapped’ nerves. Whiplash is common following car accidents and is classified as an acceleration-deceleration injury to the neck.
- dull diffuse ache
- intermittent sharp pain
- restricted movement
- referral of symptoms down into the upper arm and hand
- pins and needles
- blurred vision
- tension and stiffness across the upper back or neck