Neck pain

Learn more about neck pain

Neck Pain

This is one of the most common injuries our practitioners see. In any given year roughly 15% of Australian adults can have an episode of neck pain.

 Tweaked your neck? Our osteopaths will examine your neck and surrounding areas to determine the cause, provide a diagnosis and give you a plan to get you moving again. 

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is quite literally a pain in the neck! A very common injury that we see daily when treating our patients which can be a common trigger for headaches.

Neck pain and injuries can vary in severity and intensity from low grade tightness or mild dull pain in the neck through to a locking or inability to move your neck with intense sharp pain. Some conditions can also cause referred pain into you head or arms or some neurological symptoms in one or both hands/arms. 

Your osteopath will try to find the cause of your pain to adapt a treatment approach specific to you.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can be caused in multiple different ways. From postural problems while working, falls, car accidents or specific conditions impacting your neck. These causes are what we will determine to find in our examination to develop an accurate treatment plan specific to you.


Possible causes

What causes your pain?

These are some of the specific conditions that impact your neck pain.

Facet joint sprain

Disc herniation


Neck pain at The Osteo Collective

How we help.


Your practitioner will start by asking you questions about your pain. This will be followed by a physical assessment testing the range of motion of your neck, palpating the surrounding muscles and performing some special tests. We will discuss with you our diagnosis and develop a plan with you to help you and your pain. 


Treatment with our osteopaths is a hands-on approach. After determining where, why and how you have developed your pain we will use a combination of soft tissue techniques, stretching, mobilisation and other joint related techniques. We also consider what you do day to day and develop a home treatment plan for you to implement.


No one wants regular, recurring nagging chronic pain. Our exercise physiologist is the person to help with prevention. Improving your strength, function and flexibility, along with lifestyle changes will help prevent any future re-injuries. 

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