Mechanical neck pain affects an estimated 70% of the population at some point in their lives. A recent study indicated that two sessions of Physiotherapy for education, home exercise, and postural advise relieves neck pain more effectively than pain medication, and leads to significant improvements in cervical spine range of motion.
Cervical Radiculopathy is a condition of irritation, injury or damage to one of the nerves that exists at the base of the neck. Cervical nerves exit the neck and then branch out to supply muscles that enable the shoulder, arms, hands and fingers to function. When any nerve root in the cervical spine is irritated through compression or inflammation, the symptoms can radiate along the nerves pathway into the arm and hand.
Physiotherapists use manual therapy techniques in conjunction with therapeutic exercises to effectively increase function, range of motion and decrease pain levels.