Neck and Back Pain


Neck and Back Pain

Valued Health Osteopathy, Bentleigh East

Osteopathy and Neck & Back Pain

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80 % of the population will suffer from neck and back pain at some time.1 Common causes of back and neck pain include extensive sitting or standing, heavy lifting, injury, changes during pregnancy, muscle weakness, dysfunction in the thorax, lower limbs and pelvis, constipation, irritable bowel, endometriosis, menstrual pain and insufficient flexibility.1

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Neck pain from whiplash

“An injury to the neck that results from a sudden jerking backwards and forwards is often called whiplash”. 2
This typically occurs from a rear-end motor vehicle accident and can cause a strain to the supporting ligaments, muscles, discs and even irritate the nerves. 2
Some of the common symptoms of a whiplash injury can be pain, stiffness, dizziness and headache. 2
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Neck pain – wry neck

“Wry neck is the term used to describe a common condition where your neck temporarily becomes stiff and painful.” Turning your neck and looking up can sometimes cause an acute pain. The neck muscles may go into spasm and pain can sometimes be felt in the in neck, shoulder and shoulder blade. 2
Some of the common causes of wry neck can include poor sleeping posture, a sudden jerking or flicking of the head or even carrying heavy unbalanced loads such as a suitcase. 2
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Find out how our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy may be able to help. 

Our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East utilise many techniques including stretching, soft tissue massage, inhibition, trigger point therapy, dry needling and mobilisation techniques. Rehabilitation and exercise prescription advice may also be provided as part of your treatment program.

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All our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy are university trained allied health professionals who have completed a minimum of five years of university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. It is also a requirement that all our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Osteopathy Australia (OA).

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You do not need a referral to see one of our friendly Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy. We have a very good relationship with many surrounding doctors, other health practitioners and personal trainers in the local community of Bentleigh East and surrounding suburbs.

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To make an appointment directly with one of our Osteopaths call (03) 8529 3348 to speak to one of our friendly receptionists or book online through our website https://valued-health-osteopathy.cliniko.com/bookings#service.

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References:

1. http://www.osteopathy.org.au/pages/osteopathy-and-you.html

2. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/neck-pain

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