Neck pain can be really painful, very intrusive and can eventually wear you down. It may be something that has been building for a while due to bad posture or repetitive movements, or you may simply have woken up with it one day just from sleeping in a bad position. You may have played Rugby or another sport and your neck has “seized up”. Whatever the cause, the good news is that neck pain responds quickly to physiotherapy. In fact, research shows that manual therapy of the neck, especially in the first four weeks, has been proven to be beneficial in reducing pain levels and preventing long-term problems.