Most of us get neck pain at least once a year that lasts just a few days. The smallest cough, sudden sneeze and a turn of your neck can make the neck pain worse and spoil a good night's sleep. There are physiotherapy or exercise programs that relieve and prevent these episodes in a few weeks’ time. Surgery is rarely needed to treat your neck pain.

Most Likely causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain requires careful assessments and further investigations
Know your treatment options below:

Physiotherapy - Injections - Surgery


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Mangattil Rajesh, Consultant Spine Surgeon in London

Mr Mangattil Rajesh

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Royal London Hospital

I am a Consultant Spine Surgeon at Royal London Hospital, London. My experience is from the extensive training in Spine Surgery from surgical rotations in London and from further 3 Spinal Fellowships at Manchester, North Tees and at Royal London Hospital in the UK and advanced training in France and USA.

How can I get immediate relief for my Neck pain?

Rest - Medications - Physiotherapy - Spine Injections - Surgery
Early intervention increases success and reduces risks and complications


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What our Clients Say

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When should I see a spine surgeon regarding my Neck pain?

Although most neck pains improve with home treatment and self-care, you must see a surgeon if there appears to be:

  • Numbness or tingling in both arms
  • Weakness in your arms
  • New bladder bowel problems
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fever
  • Loss of balance / difficulty in walking.

2. What are the non-surgical options for my Neck pain?

Non-surgical options include:

  • Bed Rest
  • Physiotherapy
  • Medications
  • Spine Injections

3. What treatment can I try myself for my Neck pain?

Most of your Neck pain will improve within a few weeks, however you can try these three steps:

  1. Keep Active: People who keep active recover more quickly
  2. Pain Killers: Try over the counter Paracetamol and Brufen.
  3. Exercises and Stretches: Walking, swimming, yoga will help relieve Neck pain.

4. How can physiotherapy help my Neck pain?

A physiotherapist can advise you on the right type of exercise. These include:

  1. Aerobic Exercises: Increases your heart rate, decreases muscle stiffness, and makes you more mobile.
  2. Stretching Exercises: Reduces tension and improves flexibility in the muscles supporting your neck.
  3. Strengthening Exercises: Strengthens muscles of your neck, shoulders and arms.

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