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Neck Pain Massage Sydney 

Mojotherapy is a professional, skilled, and highly targeted approach to muscle therapy based in Ashfield, inner west Sydney, with years of study, expertise, and experience tailored to clients in need. Mojotherapy creates individualized treatment plans for each client to help them release, relieve, and work towards optimal function, whether improving mobility, flexibility or relieving pain. One of our most common services is neck treatments. 

The neck appears to be a source of concern for many therapists across all disciplines. We'll admit it can appear to be a complicated joint when you consider everything that could possibly go wrong, and it can be overwhelming. Your neck moves in various ways and is incredibly strong while also being extremely mobile. We believe that this is why it is rarely treated effectively, and if you're reading this, we can almost guarantee that you have had frustrating neck pain. But the good news is that there is a solution for you.

 

What is Neck Pain?

Neck pain is a common complaint. Whether leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench, long held postures can strain your neck muscles up to your back and shoulders. Also, osteoarthritis is another common cause of neck pain. The ligaments, and musculatures of your neck support and move your head. Neck pain or stiffness can also be caused by an asymmetries (in movement) repetitive movements, stress, inflammation, and or injury.

 

Many people experience occasional neck pain or stiffness. It is often caused by long held postures looking down, up, twisting to the side, overuse, or sleeping in an awkward position. An injury sometimes causes neck pain from a fall, contact sports, or whiplash. 

 

Neck pain can be resolved within a few days or sessions if it is soft tissue related. However, neck pain can indicate a serious injury or illness that necessitates medical attention in some cases. Seek medical attention right away if you have neck pain that lasts more than a week, is severe, or is accompanied by other symptoms.

 

Chronic Neck Pain

A neck pain that lasts more than three months may indicate a more serious problem than a strain or sprain. Chronic stiff neck or neck pain could indicate issues with nerves, discs, vertebrae, or the spine's tiny facet joints. Depending on the cause, what begins as simple neck pain can spread to the face, jaw, shoulders, arms and even the entire body. The most common causes of long-term neck pain are injuries, overuse, and aging.

 

Old mattresses beyond 10 years old and old pillows over 2 years old -perhaps not the right pillow for your sleep position are common issues I identify with many clients. 

 

Muscle strain and nerve compression are the most common causes of ongoing neck pain. The majority of muscle strain is caused by activities that place a lot of uneven strain on one side of your neck. 

 

Repetitive lifting is a also common cause of muscle strains around the neck, especially if the loads are heavy or favour carrying heavy loads on one side of your body. 
 

What is Nerve Compression? 

 

Nerve compression happens when one or more of the nerves in your neck become pinched or pressed as they leave your upper spine (called the cervical spine) Nerves exiting the cervical spine travel through your shoulders and down into your arms and hands. Nerves in your neck can be compressed if a disc in your cervical spine is pushed out of place or if the tissues in your neck become swollen and inflamed. That means you could experience pain and other symptoms in your neck or anywhere along the nerve's path.

 

The symptoms of nerve compression are often similar to those of muscle strain, with aching and pain in the neck, upper back, and shoulders area. Even more perplexing, nerve compression can be caused by many things that cause muscle strain in your neck, such as repetitive motions and loading. Pinched nerves are also common after slip-and-fall accidents, sports injuries, or car accidents.

 

Causes and Symptoms

The severity and duration of neck pain symptoms can vary. Your neck pain could be mild and not interfere with your daily activities, or it could be severe and cause disability. Neck pain symptoms may include:

 

  • Neck tense - Neck pain frequently causes people to describe their neck as "stiff" or "stuck," and it can sometimes cause a decrease in range of motion.

  • Sharp agony - Sharp or "stabbing" pain in one area of the neck may be experienced.

  • Moving causes pain - Moving, twisting, or extending your cervical spine from side to side or up and down can aggravate neck pain.

  • Pain or numbness that radiates - The pain in your neck may spread to your head, trunk, shoulder, and arms. If a nerve is compressed in your neck, you may experience numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or hands. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain that feels like a burning or sharp pain that travels down the arm. If you have this symptom, consult a doctor.

  • Headache - A cervicogenic headache is caused by pain that begins in your neck. A migraine headache may also be accompanied by neck pain.

  • When palpated, there is pain - If you palpate your cervical spine, your neck pain may worsen (physically examined).

 

Because your neck is flexible, it is susceptible to injuries and conditions that cause pain and limit movement. Causes of neck pain include:

 

  • Strains and muscle pain - Muscle strains are frequently caused by overuse, such as spending too much time hunched over a computer or smartphone. Neck muscles can be strained by even minor activities such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth.

  • Joint wear - Your neck joints deteriorate with age like the rest of your body's joints. Osteoarthritis erodes the cushions (cartilage) between your bones (vertebrae). Your body then produces bone spurs, which impair joint motion and cause pain.

  • Compression of the nerves - Herniated disks or bone spurs in your neck vertebrae can pressure the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord.

  • Injuries. Whiplash injury is common in rear-end collisions because the head is jerked backward and then forward, straining the neck's soft tissues. Even sliding your head down a couch at a strange side angle can cause injury.

  • Diseases - Neck pain can be caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, or cancer.

 

Treatment for Neck Pain

Muscle therapy generally includes manipulating soft tissues, such as muscles and tendons, with the hands to increase blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and promote feelings of relief and improved well-being. Massage for neck pain therapy from a massage therapist, physical therapist, or other qualified health professional is common for people who have long-term neck pain and stiffness.

 

There are many different types of massage therapy, each with its own set of techniques, strokes, and pressure applied with the hands and other methods - Mojotherapy uses a combination of modalities and techniques in their approach if needed. Even if only the neck is symptomatic, the treatment is usually applied to the neck, shoulders and back because these areas are all fascially connected. Provided below are the great benefits of neck massage:

 

  • Increasing adaptability.

  • Endorphins are killed by increasing natural pain.

  • Assisting in the recovery of sports injuries and activities.

  • Immune system fortification.

  • Improving circulation issues

  • Pain and inflammation comfort, both chronic and acute.

  • Relaxation and mental calmness are restored.

 

How Does Neck Massage Work and Help?

According to some studies, neck massage can provide some comfort from neck pain and improve range of motion, especially when performed by a trained professional a few times per week for several weeks. These effects are usually only temporary. While some studies have found that massage can help with neck pain and stiffness, others have not. Furthermore, there are numerous massage therapy types and challenges with measuring how massage therapy is used, making it a difficult treatment to study. According to some studies, a moderate-level massage is more beneficial than a light-touch massage.

 

More research is needed to determine whether neck massage effectively reduces chronic neck pain and stiffness and whether the results are long-lasting. Even if the benefits of massage are only temporary, they can still help to manage painful flare-ups and improve quality of life.

 

How Can Mojotherapy Help 

Mojotherapy is here to help you. Prioritise your wellness and give back to your health and body with great treatment techniques. We will provide comprehensive massage treatment and techniques to alleviate your symptoms. We can get to the bottom of what's causing your neck pain and advise you on stretching, strengthening, and lifestyle changes for better neck and spine hygiene.

 

We make every effort to keep our services up to date with the latest science and research and study various approaches and techniques to find the best solution for our clients. If the problem is more complicated, our policy is that we can even refer you to other professionals. Whatever your requirements are, we have something for you. Aside from neck massage, we also provide the following services:

At Mojotherapy, we specialize in treating neck pain and recognize that each person's treatment is unique and that one size does not fit all; thus, we tailor our treatments to your specific needs. Read our testimonials and get in touch with us today!

What areas do we service?

We are based in Ashfield and typically service clients from the following areas;

 

Suburbs inner west: Annandale, Ashfield, Ashbury, Camperdown, Canterbury, Croydon, Croydon Park, Concord, Canada Bay, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Five Dock, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park, Lewisham, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, Stanmore, Summer Hill,  St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe.

 

Though we have had clients as far as Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, Hurstville, Surry Hills and Randwick.