Symptoms and tips for neck pain

Disc - Symptoms

If you have injured the Disc in your neck you may have some of the below characteristic symptoms
  • Pain in the neck or arm with cough / swallow
  • Pain radiating into the arm 
  • Pins and needles in the arm 
  • Numbness in the arm 
  • A loss of strength in the arm 

Tips for Discal back pain

If you have some of these symptoms you should follow some simple Discal first aid guidelines and seek advice from your Physiotherapist at Bureta 
  • Retractions of the neck
  • Straight back posture
  • A pillow with good neck curvature support

Whiplash - Symptoms

Whiplash occurs when the neck is accelerated or decelerated rapidly causing micro trauma in the neck.

Whiplash associated disorder (WAD) has guidelines for X-ray
See the list below from the Quebec Task Force for Whiplash. Guidelines are that X-rays are rarely required for Grades 0-2, and are routine for 3-4
  • Grade 0: no neck pain, stiffness, or any physical signs are noticed
  • Grade 1: neck complaints of pain, stiffness or tenderness only but no physical signs are noted by the examining physician.
  • Grade 2: neck complaints and the examining physician finds decreased range of motion and point tenderness in the neck.
  • Grade 3: neck complaints plus neurological signs such as decreased deep tendon reflexes, weakness and sensory deficits.
  • Grade 4: neck complaints and fracture or dislocation, or injury to the spinal cord

Tips for whiplash

  • Don't use a neck brace as movement is good
  • Try lying on your back with some heat and gentle rotating your neck 
  • Straight back posture
  • A pillow with good neck curvature support

Postural - Symptoms

  • Gradual a onset 

Tips we can help you with  

  • Work site assessment 
  • Micro pause 
  • Stress and anxiety management 
  • Massage 
  • Breathing retraining