Timberland Physio

Common cases

Case 3 – neck pain with referral to arms

  • Office worker with 2 month history of neck, shoulder, arm pain with pins and needles/numbness and developed heaviness in arm
  • Had already been referred to a triage clinic for investigations
  • Abnormal skin sensation and reflexes found
  • Dean had previously helped her with a shoulder problem
  • 3 physiotherapy sessions – gentle mobilisations to high cervical spine to off-load lower cervical spine where symptoms were originating
  • Advice+++ on off-loading sensitive nerve structures
  • After 2 sessions, patient reported they were 100% normal with no pins and needles/numbness (was 45% normal at start of treatment).

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