Cervical Spine Conditions Townsville

Cervical spine conditions can refer to any number of disorders that affect the neck and upper back. These conditions can be caused by injury, wear and tear, or disease, and can range from mild to debilitating. Symptoms of cervical spine conditions can include pain, stiffness, numbness, and weakness in the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands.

While some people with cervical spine conditions may be able to manage their symptoms with over-the-counter medication and home care, others may require more aggressive treatment, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, or surgery.

At The Physio Movement, we treat a range of Cervical Spine conditions. We offer Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Chiropractic and more.


Cervical Spine Conditions We Treat

Brachial Plexus Stinger

The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that originate in the spinal cord and extend to the shoulder, arm and hand. A stinger is a condition where the brachial plexus is stretched or compressed, resulting in pain, tingling, weakness or numbness in the affected arm.

This nerve bundle is often injured during sporting activities and results in loss of sensation to the affected arm (paraesthesia).

Physiotherapy treatment for a brachial plexus stinger typically involves a combination of exercises and manual therapy techniques. The aim of physiotherapy is to reduce pain and inflammation, improve range of motion, and strengthen the muscles around the affected area.

Exercises may include stretches and range-of-motion exercises to help reduce stiffness and improve mobility. Manual therapy techniques, such as massage or joint mobilisation, may also be used to help reduce pain and inflammation.

Cervical Disc Bulge

A cervical disc bulge is a condition where the discs in the neck become misshapen and start to bulge outwards. This can put pressure on the nerves in the area and cause pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness.

This condition may also be known as a herniated disc, slipped disc or disc protrusion. The condition refers to the soft fluid filled discs between the cervical vertebrae and the change in shape/distribution that can occur near the weak points in the disc, which can result in a bulge.

Cevical disc bulges are often caused by wear and tear on the discs, but can also be caused by injury or disease.

Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for cervical disc bulge. Treatment may involve exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the neck, manual therapy techniques to release tightness in the muscles, and electrical modalities to reduce pain.

Your physiotherapist will tailor a treatment plan specifically for you, based on the severity of your condition and your individual needs. They will also provide advice on how to prevent further injury and manage your condition in the long-term.

Cervical Facet Joint Sprain

A cervical facet joint sprain is an injury to the small joints that connect the bones in the neck. This can cause pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion in the neck. A cervical facet joint sprain can be defined as an irritation, dysfunction, rotation or compression at the specific spinal joint that connects one vertebra to another, either above or below.

Cervical facet joint sprains are often caused by sudden movements or trauma to the neck, such as whiplash from a car accident. They can also be caused by degenerative changes in the joints, such as osteoarthritis.

Physiotherapy treatment can help to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with a cervical facet joint sprain. Treatment may involve exercises, stretches, and massage.

Physiotherapy treatment can be an effective way to relieve pain and discomfort associated with various cervical spine conditions. Each condition will require a specific treatment plan, but common treatments may include exercises, stretches, and massage. Your physiotherapist will tailor a treatment plan specifically for you based on the severity of your condition and your individual needs.


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Physiotherapy Townsville - The Physio Movement


     517 Flinders Street
Townsville City Qld 4810
     1300 TPM FIT or 4740 4516
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