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Neck Pain: The 3 Little Known Causes that are Constantly Overlooked


The reason that so many patients still have neck pain after consulting multiple providers is because the right diagnosis has not been made. If you don’t know what is wrong, you can’t fix it – simple.

Have you been to see multiple different providers for your neck pain? Are you sick of getting different stories about what is actually wrong with your neck?

If you’ve had neck and/or shoulder pain for longer than 3 months and are wondering what on earth you are going to do to fix it, then this article will set you down the path to success!

“Neck injuries are actually one of the most poorly managed problems in today’s healthcare system. It’s like we are set up to fail! With the majority of neck pain becoming recurrent and chronic!”

If you have been seeking a solution for your neck pain and you have been unlucky enough to consult the wrong provider with no improvements, the problem has most likely gotten worse. Over time, when you keep getting the wrong advice, wrong treatments and wrong diagnoses the problem continues to worsen and eventually it crosses the line of no return – your problem won’t be able to be fixed. Patients often present to us with:

  • Chronic worsening pain in the neck and shoulders
  • Difficulty sleeping well and the fatigue that follows (and outright grumpiness!).
  • Degenerative disease or osteoarthritis

Once you consult with an expert who has spent every day for many years helping people with chronic neck pain that couldn’t be helped by other treatments, you will feel the massive difference right from the start. Patients often report after our focused program of care many amazing benefits, but these are the most common:

  • Substantial relief from their chronic pain.
  • Better sleep patterns and mood – because they are not suffering all the time!
  • Increased function and better mobility – getting back to their favourite activities and sports

“I am sick and tired of learning about patients who have been to see everyone in town for their neck pain, and still don’t have an accurate diagnosis! You will never be able to fix something you haven’t clearly identified! – Dr Vibert”

If you really want to get control of your neck pain, stop degeneration in its tracks and return to the activities that make you happy and healthy. The 3 little known causes over neck pain described below just might be the starting point that will transform your life: Getting a REAL diagnosis, having an expert completely understand your problem and engineer a specific program to get you out of pain fast, and to keep you that way for the long haul.


Next we’re going to go through the 3 biggest underlying causes of neck pain that are constantly overlooked.


Cause 1: Adhesion

This without a doubt the most common cause of ongoing neck pain, and it’s also the reason that so many patients don’t get better from your run of the mill treatments.

adhesion formation

This is adhesion formation at the cell level. The main reason that adhesion builds up is because of long term stress (overuse). Imagine what the muscles at the back of your neck are doing when you are slouching in front of the computer for hours on end? Yes, they are being seriously overused!

Adhesion is scar tissue.

It builds up very slowly over time from overuse and overwork. When you have adhesion it acts like glue that sticks things together. This restricts normal movement of the neck and causes neck pain. Over time, as the problem worsens, more adhesion builds and less movement is possible.

This directly results in the degeneration of the cartilage and bones in your neck.

Sound like a big deal? That’s because it is. Adhesion is real and there is only VERY specific treatment that fixes it.


Cause 2: Nerve Entrapments

Have you ever heard of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? This is a type of nerve entrapment involving the nerve in your forearm and wrist. The same process can happen in your neck – and it is very common.

There are many nerves in the neck and they can become stuck. Just like in your wrist, the nerves can have their normal sliding movements entrapped, which causes a few very common symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Chronic tightness
  • Burning, numbness or tingling
  • Symptoms in the arms or hands

You don’t have to be experiencing all of these symptoms to be suffering with nerve entrapments. Obviously, you will likely develop the more serious symptoms (like numbness and tingling) as your entrapment becomes more serious.


Cause 3: Disc Injuries

The intervertebral discs are a bit like very tough hunks of rubber that separate the bones in your neck. Being that they are not as strong as bone they tend to be one of the first tissues to really get injured.

Disc injury in the neck causes pain

One sign of disc injury that is commonly overlooked is referred pain into the shoulders and upper back. It’s an absolute tragedy when this mistake is made and treatment is aimed at the wrong tissues – that’s right your problem will never go away if you are treating the wrong problem!

It is very common to damage your discs in the lower neck and for your pain to actually be originating from them. The most common symptoms are:

  • Severe neck pain
  • Muscle “guarding” – where you wake up in the morning with a very stiff neck
  • Pain in between the shoulder blades or over the shoulders

It is often thought that unless you have a full blown herniated disc with shooting arm pains that the disc is not an important part of the diagnosis and treatment plan. But nothing could be further from the truth. If you have a disc injury – you want to be fully aware of it so that you can act accordingly and get the treatment that is best for disc injuries!


If you’ve been suffering with neck pain and think that these causes listed above may have been missed by your current practitioner, then the next steps are to:

  1. Get in touch with us to book your one on one consult where we will go over your entire case!
    1. Use THIS LINK and use our contact form
    2. Email at
    3. Call 9756 8420
  2. Get yourself ready to experience real clinical excellence and get to the bottom of what is actually causing your neck pain.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr Michael Vibert

Integrative Diagnosis Clinician


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