What is neck pain?
Neck pain is a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) which also includes back pain and repetitive strain injury (RSI), now known as Work Relevant Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD). MSDs are one of the main causes of people being off work sick.
Physiotherapy is extremely effective with MSDs. In one study, 80 per cent of people who had physiotherapy for their MSD were able to carry on working and did not have to go off sick.
How can physiotherapy help?
Physiotherapists are highly skilled at supporting people with neck pain. They may give you hands-on treatment such as manual therapy and massage. Your physio will probably advise you on suitable exercises and pain relief, as well as tips on how to prevent further problems.
When you see a physiotherapist, they will assess your problem and give you advice. They may give you a physical treatment. Everything you tell the physio will be completely confidential.
Physiotherapy has been shown to work through clinical studies and research and is a treatment you can trust.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
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