Neck Pain - a Chiropractors perspective (causes, self-help and avoidance strategies)Neck Pain, much like Back Pain, is an age-old problem. However, there would appear to be increased incidences of Neck Pain, which appear to be partially attributable to our modern way of life. Terms such as “Text Neck” have also become popular, and the press has regular articles about smart devices and increasing incidences of neck-related pain. Admittedly, modern-day living for many people involves significant amounts of time using smart devices and minimal movement. Equally, neck pain can often coincide with shoulder pain, upper back pain and even tension or migraine-type headaches. The article “Neck Pain - a Chiropractors perspective” explains strategies to help avoid or limit the occurrences of neck pain and more.
The author possesses an unusual background for a Chiropractor (McTimoney). His education, training and practical experience span over two decades and relate to both physical and mental aspects of health. He has also needed to push his own body and mind to the limits of physical and psychological endurance as part of his time serving in Britain’s elite military forces. His education includes a bachelor of science degree in Business Management, with a specialisation in psychology and mental health in the workplace, an Integrated Masters in Chiropractic, MChiro and a multitude of soft-tissue therapy qualifications. His soft tissue qualifications range from certificate level right through to a BTEC Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy. Terry also has extensive experience in security, work, health and safety and holds relevant certifications. He has also taught at Advanced Diploma level (Myotherapy / Musculoskeletal Therapy) in Australia, both theoretical and practical aspects including advanced Myofascial Release Techniques and has certification in training and assessment. Terry’s combination of knowledge through, education, training, his elite military experience and personal injury history have paid dividends for the patients he sees and has treated. Terry is still extremely active and enjoys distance running, kayaking, mountain biking and endurance-type activities.