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Neck pain

Neck pain is relatively common and can affect anyone.

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Neck pain treatments

Neck pain causes discomfort. Here are some tips to follow so you can manage your condition both in the workplace and at home.

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Torticollis is the condition of waking up with a stiff and painful neck as a result of your body being in an unusual position.

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Torticollis treatments

Torticollis (also called 'wry neck') is a twisted, stiff neck. It can be painful but treatment is available to alleviate your discomfort.

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Whiplash is an injury to the neck. Find out about its causes, diagnosis and treatment.

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Neck injuries

Trusted information about neck injuries from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on head injuries and neck pain.

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A chiropractor is a health practitioner who manipulates joints. This article explains what chiropractors do, and questions you might ask.

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Whiplash symptoms

Whiplash symptoms can be pain and swelling in the neck, shoulder and headaches. Find out more about whiplash symptoms.

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Chiari malformation

Chiari (or Arnold-Chiari) malformation occurs when part of the brain pushes down into the spinal canal. Some, but not all people have symptoms. Learn more here.

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Whiplash treatments

Whiplash can be treated by adjusting lifestyle, pain relief medications and rest. Find out more about treatments for whiplash.

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