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Neck Pain and Headaches

Are you suffering from a sore neck and splitting headaches? At Debbie Cameron Physiotherapy, our ambition is never to turn away a person in pain as we understand how debilitating this can be.

We open on Saturday mornings to give extra space to those who have severe neck pain or a headache over the weekend and need help.

We offer three different treatment plans depending on the severity of your pain or injury.

  1. The Moderate Plan – 4 to 6 treatments.  

We help you to find relief from the pain through physiotherapy techniques. We share our knowledge of the human body and explain the possible sources of pain. We show you how to relieve the pain yourself and the exercises that you can do to strengthen this area to prevent a reoccurrence.

 

The techniques include: massage, mobilisations of joints and nerves, traction, dry needling, exercise therapy, and electrical therapy. We can apply strapping to ease the pain and support the area. The Moderate Plan is usually between 4 to 6 treatments.

 

  1. The Plan for Intense Neck Pain and/or Headaches – 8 sessions

This plan includes a similar treatment course to the Moderate Plan with an extended service that includes:

  • Posture analysis and training

  • Body movement analysis - walking, jogging, running, reaching for example

  • Muscle balance and core stabilising muscle quality testing. If your key muscle and movement inequalities are retrained, we use different methods such as Pilates, Alexander Therapy, Weight training, and best practice exercise programmes.

  • Chair ergonomics and ideal workstation setup

  • We help you with identification of provoking factors of your pain and how to minimise these including some self-treatment techniques

  • Discuss and strategise life and environmental stressors that are pain contributors

Our Moderate Plan takes approximately 8 treatments to cover the above and can be revised from time to time.

 

  1. The Plan for Severe and Ongoing Neck Pain and/or Headaches

This plan is for those whose neck pain or headaches are chiefly from life and environmental stressors. If you have elevated life stress, had multiple operations, radiation, trauma, and adverse life events then this is the right course of treatment for you. Our treatment is gentle with a focus on the muscle, joints, and neural pathways.

Up to 10 treatments are required for this plan and several follow-up courses may be applicable to manage the pain and ensure continual healing.

 

We complement our physiotherapy service with Pilates classes where you can join fellow back pain sufferers to practice the exercises you have been taught and share experiences and tips.

See our blog on the Treatment of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). The TMJ exercise programme is excellent for headaches.