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Neck injuries

General Advice

The majority of neck injuries we treat are as a result of whiplash. This is a soft tissue injury to the ligaments and muscles that support the neck. It is caused by sudden uncontrolled movement to the neck, most often after a car crash. The cervical discs may also be affected.

Neck pain can cause pain in the arms, and sometimes, pain, pins and needles and numbness in the hand. Mattress, pillows and sleeping position are important when managing neck pain

Every injury is unique, so to help you self manage your neck injury, we encourage you to first read our articles

To greatly improve your chance in succeeding the self management of your injury, our expert team of Chartered Physiotherapists can help. You can choose a physio, with the specialist skills to treat your injury with a personalised programme.


  • Whiplash Neck Injury

    by Jane Hodgson 9 September 2011

    Whiplash associated disorder, unsually just known as whiplash neck injury, is a soft tissue injury to neck. Whiplash treatment includes the use of pain relief and gentle specific exercise.

  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): an Effective Form of Pain Relief

    by Jane Hodgson 20 September 2009

    Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation often abbreviated to TENS or TNS is the use of a small  electric current passed through the skin to promote pain relief

  • Computer work can be such a pain.

    by Jane Hodgson 2 October 2008

    Working in a poor position at the computer can cause pain in the neck, lower back, hip, upper back, wrist and arms. Our ergonomic information will help you to check how well your workstation is set up

  • Tennis elbow and neck

    by Jane Hodgson 3 July 2008

    You get tennis elbow and neck from any repetitive action that uses the muscles which pull back and / or turn the wrist such as using a screwdriver, a computer keyboard or playing a musical instrument.

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Included in this price is a follow up assessment, which you can choose to take at any time within 3 months folllowing the initial assessment.

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Karen Hellawell - Chartered Physiotherapist Karen Hellawell Karen has 11 years experience working in professional rugby league and currently provides physiotherapy services at a national level to elite juniors.

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