If you've been suffering from neck pain, you're not alone and there are several effective treatments out there! There can be many causes of neck pain including whiplash, muscle strains and nerve compression, so it's important to get the correct treatment for your neck condition. As research into neck pain continues, the range of treatments available has dramatically increased, from ultrasound therapy to joint mobilisation and manipulation.
Joint mobilisation and manipulation
The process of joint mobilisation and manipulation should only ever be carried out by a professional chiropractor or doctor. If you are suffering from chronic neck ache and stiffness, a medical professional can perform chiropractic adjustments to improve the joint's function and range of motion.
Soft tissue massage
If you've been suffering from tightness in your neck, headaches or stiff neck joints, a soft tissue massage can bring a number of benefits. A professional neck massage will focus on the muscles in the neck including the scalenes and upper trapezius, to reduce pain and improve tissue elasticity.
One of the latest innovations in the treatment of neck pain is therapeutic ultrasound. This non-invasive method is commonly used to help with a range of chronic pain conditions and utilises mechanical ultrasound energy which is then absorbed by muscle tissues, enhancing tissue healing and repair.
Dry needling (acupuncture)
Dry needling, also known as acupuncture, is a highly effective treatment to help tight muscles and address neck pain. The needles encourage muscles to relax and get rid of toxic waste, and many people have found acupuncture therapy to dramatically reduce muscle pain.
Drug treatments for neck pain
Doctors can prescribe a number of drug treatments for neck pain, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin, corticosteroids and muscle relaxers. Of course, all medication carries the risk of side effects, but for many people with severe neck pain, some form of pain relief is necessary.
Get in touch
If you're suffering from chronic neck pain, our professional chiropractors in Perth have a range of effective and therapeutic neck pain treatments. Call Melville Wellness Centre today on 08 9314 2777.