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Why Does My Neck Hurt?

Injuries to tissues and bone are the most common reason for neck pain, however, certain degenerative conditions can also lead to neck pain.

Likewise, some common conditions that can give you pain in your neck include:

Compressed Nerves in the Neck:

The nerves that branch out from your spinal cord can become squeezed if you have a herniated disc in your neck or a constriction of the foramen (the place where the nerves exit the spine). Nerve pain can radiate from the neck into the hands and fingers in some circumstances, which is known as “radiculopathy.”

Injuries to the Neck:

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that result in neck pain and is typically sustained by an automobile accident or high-impact sports collision. Whiplash is a “strain” injury, causing the head to whip rapidly back and forth, thus affecting the soft tissues in the back of the neck.

Degenerative Joint Conditions:

Conditions such as osteoarthritis can reduce the cartilage between the vertebrae in the neck. This also results in neck pain. Like any other joint in your body, the neck joints can deteriorate with age, causing pain.

Neck Muscle Strains:

Even something as simple as sitting at your desk all day with your neck craned toward the computer screen can cause your neck muscles to become strained by overuse.


Certain diseases and ailments can result in neck pain, such as rheumatoid cancer, arthritis, cervical spondylosis, spinal stenosis, and meningitis.

There are many more reasons why neck pain may occur, so slow down before you start searching on Google! That is a sure way to only stress yourself out. The best way to be 100% sure of why you are experiencing neck pain is to request an appointment with our physiotherapist in Newton, Surrey, Fleetwood, or Langley.

Beyond Physiotherapy Can Give You Neck Pain Relief

If you want safer, more effective and long-term relief for your neck pain, choose physiotherapy over pain-masking medications. Physiotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for neck pain.

Our physiotherapists at Beyond Physiotherapy will perform a comprehensive physical examination to evaluate the range of motion in your neck and any limits you may be experiencing as a result of your pain. This will aid them in determining which treatments are most appropriate for your particular rehabilitation plan.

Specific exercises will be prescribed by our Newton, Surrey, Fleetwood, or Langley physiotherapists to help you strengthen, build, and improve the muscles and tissues in your neck. Our therapist may use manual or hands-on therapy, which consists of specific techniques aimed at reducing stiffness and increasing the range of motion in your neck.

All treatment plans are different and what works for one patient may not work for another, but rest assured that your physiotherapist will tailor your plan to your needs. To eliminate neck discomfort as quickly as possible, you will need to agree on the goals and expectations of each step of your specific treatment plan. This includes improving your posture to aid in the recovery of your neck muscles and to avoid future injury.

Request An Appointment At Our Surrey & Langley Locations.

You may be living your life around neck pain right now, but it does not have to be that way. To speak with one of our licensed Newton, Surrey, Fleetwood, or Langley physiotherapists, click here to schedule your first appointment! Beyond Physiotherapy will help you get started on the road toward long-term pain relief.

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