Understanding Neck Pain At Motion Health Centre

Healthy neck function occurs when all the muscles, joints, and kinematic chain work in balance, alignment and coordination. Gain knowledge on common neck pain problems and how the neck normally works.

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Are you suffering from Neck Pain?

Neck pain can hit you for six, especially if you’re usually active. Motion Health Centre and our expert Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners, have the experience and ability to offer quality treatment on this region of the body; in the Sydney CBD.

Our practitioners look at your body as a whole system. We holistically take in to account other possibilities that could be causing your shoulder issues. Knowledgeable Sports and Trigenics® Chiropractors at Motion Health Centre provide a complete approach to effective and long lasting neck pain relief, that focuses on the real causes of your pain, not just the symptoms.

What to Know About Neck Pain and Dysfunction

If you have a stiff or sore neck, upper arm pain or problem, learn more about signs, symptoms and neck pain causes and common neck conditions below. 

Be sure to find out how a healthy neck should function, what a complete exam should involve and how to get neck pain relief.  

Healthy Neck Function

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Summary of Healthy Neck Function

Having a Healthy Neck Function can prevent conditions such as headaches and migraines

Common Signs, Symptoms and Causes of Neck Pain

At Motion Health Centre, patients with chronic Neck pain commonly present with the following symptoms:

Signs Your Neck is Unhealthy and Not Functioning at Its Best:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Pins and needles or numbness
  • Weakness
  • Changes in vision or hearing
  • Problems concentrating
  • Difficulty swallowing

Symptoms of Neck Pain

  • A persistent ache
  • A stabbing or burning pain
  • Increased sensitivity to mild pressure on the neck
  • Increased tension/tightening of muscles in the neck

Causes of Neck Pain

Many different medical issues and injuries can cause neck pain. Conditions that may cause neck pain include:

  • Aging - including degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and spinal disc degeneration
  • Injury, including whiplash from vehicle accidents
  • Mental stress
  • Physical strain
  • Conditions that lead to spinal imbalance, such as poor posture
  • Growths
  • Other health conditions, such as arthritis 

Neck pain can be a debilitating experience, impacting life significantly. If you are suffering from neck pain, book a thorough examination with one of our experts of the spine, muscle and nervous system function. Our Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics® Muscle Neurology Practitioners at Motion Health Centre will help you shake your neck with joy – at better mobility and decreased pain.

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Common Neck Pain Conditions

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Functional neck conditions refer to a variety of disorders or issues affecting the neck and its associated structures. They often result in symptoms such as neck pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and sometimes, radiating pain into the shoulders or arms.


Conditions related to the spinal discs


Conditions related to neck movement

Neck Anatomy

Skeletal Anatomy of Neck

The neck, also called the cervical spine, is a well-engineered structure of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The cervical spine is delicate—housing the spinal cord that sends messages from the brain to control all aspects of the body—while also remarkably strong and flexible, allowing the neck to move in all directions.

The bones of the neck include the seven cervical vertebrae, the hyoid bone, the clavicles and the manubrium of the sternum. 

The seven cervical vertebrae are located between the skull base and the thoracic vertebrae. The cervical vertebrae enclose the spinal cord in the neck as well as the meninges (coverings) surrounding the spinal cord.

Vertebrae C1, C2 and C7 are classified as atypical vertebrae, as they have special features which are not common to the typical vertebrae (C3-C6). The different parts of the vertebrae have different functions.

The thicker, stronger, anterior bodies of the vertebrae are important for weight bearing, and thereby are important in supporting the weight of the head. The facets of the vertebrae help to join adjacent vertebrae, and the movement at these joints allows the neck to be flexible.

Muscle Anatomy of Neck

The muscles of the neck are muscles that cover the area of the neck. These muscles are mainly responsible for the movement of the head in all directions. They consist of 3 main groups of muscles: anteriorlateral and posterior groups, based on their position in the neck. The musculature of the neck is further divided into more specific groups based on a number of determinants; including depth, precise location and function.

The position of a muscle or group of muscles in the neck generally relates to the function of the muscles. For example, the muscles in the posterior neck are responsible for extension of the neck. The muscles of the neck are closely related to a number of important structures that pass between the thorax and the head, including major blood vessels, nerves and elements of the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems.

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If you want to be free from Neck Pain, don’t hesitate to call Motion Health Centre. Book a “Your Motion Matters” Initial Case Review today, for a pain free tomorrow.


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