The neck is made up of seven bones (vertebrae) that support the skull and allows us to turn, bend, straighten and tilt our heads sideways. Spaces between the vertebrae allow the spinal cord to pass from the brain and supplies sensation and power throughout the body.
It is possible to have referred pain from the neck which can often radiate down the arm and this can go into the fingers or thumb depending on the area affected. Often with this, you may experience pins and needles or numbness and this is a sign that a nerve may be irritated. Pain may also be felt at the back of the neck or radiating into the muscles around the upper shoulders.
If you have had trauma to your head/neck or symptoms such as dizziness, problems speaking or swallowing, drop attacks, nausea, visual disturbance or numbness then please self-refer to be assessed in person.
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