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Neck Pain

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Synopsis

Your head is heavy and balanced on a narrow support made up of seven bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated from each other by discs, stabilised by joints and ligaments and moved by muscles. Because the neck is so mobile, it is easily damaged. Injury and postural problems are the most common causes of neck pain. Diseases such as arthritis or degeneration of the discs can also cause pain. Physiotherapists are experts in posture and human movement. They will be able to determine if your neck is causing or contributing to your headaches