Neck & Shoulder Pain
Do you spend long periods of time in front of the computer or operating machinery, and have recently started experiencing pain in your shoulder?
Neck Pain & Shoulder Pain London
Pain and stiffness in the neck or shoulders is a common reason for people to consult a Registered Osteopaths in London such as David Canevaro. It prevents a full range of movement and is particularly common for women and the middle-aged, affecting around 5% of people.
What are the causes of neck and shoulder pain?
The causes of shoulder pain include:
- A sedentary working environment
- Maintaining a poor posture for a long period of time
- Tendonitis, inflammation of one of the shoulder joint’s four tendons
Neck pain or stiffness, meanwhile, is often caused by a muscle spasm that causes a sudden “locking” of the neck, indicating an underlying neck problem such as a chronic condition or injury. This could occur as a result of violently sneezing, spending too long lying down in one position or making an unusual movement that involves the head or neck muscles.
Another cause of neck pain or stiffness is whiplash, which is typically suffered when the body is thrown in a forceful and sudden jerk, such as in a car accident. This stretches and strains the “soft tissue” in the spinal cord.
How do we treat neck and shoulder pain?
David Canevaro offers various osteopathic techniques for shoulder pain that often focus not just on the shoulder, but also on the ribcage and spine. When you come to see him, he will seek to diagnose the underlying problem before devising a personalised treatment plan, also referring you to a medical specialist if necessary.
He also provides gentle osteopathic treatment for neck pain or stiffness, which is recommended if you suffer from regular bouts of stiffness or if movement remains restricted.
Treatment for neck and shoulder pain from David Canevaro
David is a qualified Osteopath, Rehabilitation Pilates instructor and Sports Therapist who has extensive experience of relieving and managing the shoulder and neck pain of a wide range of clients, including athletes, office workers and pregnant women.
He presently has several Docklands osteopathy clinics in close vicinity of Canary Wharf tube station and that cover Limehouse and South Quays. He also has a south London osteopathy clinic in Brockley, which is close to Lewisham, Dulwich and Crystal Palace, as well as an osteopath and sports injury clinic opposite Spitalfields Market, within easy reach of Liverpool Street Station and Aldgate.