Edit product

£12

Erector Spinae Strain (Head/Neck) treatment guide

£9 (Save 25%)
Limited-time offer!

VAT / Sales Tax added at checkout


Guide Overview

A brief summary of what you'll find inside our treatment guide.

Definition

Erector Spinae Strain involves damage to the muscles, ligaments or connective tissues of the neck.

Causes (Aetiology)

Often traumatic in origin, Erector Spinae Strains occur as a result of the small joints in the neck being bent or stretched beyond their normal range of movement resulting in pain, inflammation, and bleeding in and around the injury site.

Signs and symptoms

In some cases, Erector Spinae Strains may go unnoticed at the time. Pain may not be felt until the following day once inflammation and swelling have accumulated in the tissues.

Symptoms include:

  • Acute pain with possible radiating symptoms into the head or shoulders
  • Onset may be immediate or 24-48 hours afterwards
  • Tenderness at the point of injury with some localised swelling
  • Some associated neck stiffness, headache or shoulder pain

Management

In most cases, Erector Spinae Strains are not serious. However, they can result in stiffness, reduced mobility, and secondary problems which develop after the injury has healed.

If left untreated scar tissue and congestion forms around the injury site which increases the likelihood of re-injury.

Acute phase

Pain always causes a protective guarding in the tissues which shortens the muscles and hampers rehabilitation.

Our treatment guide provides expert advice on how to reduce pain and inflammation and create the right conditions to accelerate the healing process.

Post-acute phase

Post-acute phase rehabilitation involves the staged introduction of isometric, concentric and eccentric stretches, scar tissue removal and proprioceptive exercises to strengthen the connective tissues to achieve a full range of movement and prevent re-injury.

Prognosis

Erector Spinae Strains respond well to self-treatment and conservative care.

Our treatment guide provides comprehensive tips and advice to achieve a full recovery in the shortest possible time.

Complications

If you follow the treatment guide correctly and are diligent with the rehabilitation programme, then complications are unlikely.

Without correct rehabilitation, there may be residual stiffness and reduced range of movement.

Regular stretching and correct warm-up before sports or exercise are some of the techniques contained in our clinically proven treatment guide to help prevent re-injury. 

Start today and fast track your recovery!

Our guides contain all the latest clinical advice for musculoskeletal healthcare.

You can save hundreds of pounds or dollars on expensive physical therapy by treating the condition simply and effectively at home.

You've purchased this product

See it in your library

View in Library
Sorry, this item is not available in your location.
Sold out, please go back and pick another option.
  • Don't delay - get better fast with clinically proven healthcare advice.
  • FormatsEPUB / PDF
  • MobileiOS / Android
  • TabletiOS / Android
  • DesktopMac / Windows

Checkout

Erector Spinae Strain (Head/Neck) treatment guide

Enter your info to complete your purchase

Card

···· ···· ···· 4242
Test card

05/18

Card

Use a different card?

Card

pp paypal

or pay with

We do not keep any of your sensitive credit card information on file with us unless you ask us to after this purchase is complete.

or pay with

You'll be charged US$12.

Your purchase was successful!

We charged your card and sent you a receipt

    Gumroad Library

    Download from the App Store or text yourself a link to the app

    Thank you for using iPhysio!

    We're thrilled and grateful to have you on board.

    Please spare a minute to rate your experience on the next screen.

    Good news! Since you already have a Gumroad account, it's also been added to your library.

    Powered by Gumroad