Neck pain case study

Pauline came to see me with long-term neck stiffness and headaches. She is the full-time carer for her disabled husband and both the physical and emotional strain were beginning to take a toll.

On examination, there was a high degree of muscle tone in the neck and shoulders that explained the constant ache she had in the back of the head.

Initially neck movements were so restricted that I chose to use acupuncture. Pauline responded quickly to treatment and continues to return once a month to calm the general level of tension throughout the upper back, neck and shoulders.