Non-specific neck complaints - neck pain

This form of neck pain is fortunately not serious and often subsides within 6 weeks. With this type of neck pain, different symptoms can be present. We often see a combination of pain and stiffness. The treatment often consists of a combination of pain relief and exercise therapy. The physiotherapist will explain which treatment is best for you, discuss it with you and adjust it personally to your needs.


Non-specific neck pain is the opposite of specific neck pain. Specific neck pain is a condition that can be diagnosed by means of, for example, imaging. Think of arthritis or a hernia. As long as we cannot classify neck pain into one of these specific forms of neck pain, we call the complaints non-specific. This form of neck pain is not serious and often subsides within 6 weeks. It is often difficult to pinpoint a clear cause. This may be because many different things. If you suffer from neck pain, the physiotherapist can certainly help you further. It is often recommended to go to a manual therapist because he or she is specialized in complaints related to the spine.

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With this type of neck pain, several symptoms can be present. We often see a combination of pain and stiffness. It also happens that the neck moves less smoothly, which can cause complaints, for example when driving a car.


To diagnose non-specific neck pain, the physiotherapist starts the first treatment by asking a number of questions. From this information the physiotherapist can gather information about your neck pain, which will give the physiotherapist an idea of where the symptoms may be coming from. Next, the physiotherapist will carry out a number of tests and see whether, for example, there is any reduced mobility. The physiotherapist will always inform you about the origin of the symptoms and together with you he will discuss the best way to treat them.



The treatment of this type of neck pain can vary. The treatment totally depends on what kind of symptoms are experienced. Often the treatment consists of a combination of pain reduction and practicetherapy. The physiotherapist will explain which treatment is best for you and discuss and agree this with you personally.

Do you suffer from neck pain or other complaints you have been having for a while? Do not wait any longer and make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists.

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