Living with Neck Pain? Physical Therapy Can Help
Finding Relief Doesn’t Have to be a Pain in the Neck!
Your neck is an essential part of everyday movement, and severe pain can prevent you from functioning normally. Neck pain can be debilitating and extremely uncomfortable, especially if it extends from your neck to your shoulders.
Whether your neck pain is preventing you from sitting up straight in your chair at work or causing you to tilt your head down to tie your shoes, physical therapy can help you get back to normal, pain-free functioning.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), one-third of the population will deal from neck pain in any given year. If left untreated, it can worsen, and in severe cases, surgery may even be required.
However, there is some good news on the horizon—every year, many people find relief from their neck pain with the help of physical therapy!
Our Wilmington physical therapy clinic is committed to providing you with the assistance you require. Schedule your appointment today to get started on the road to recovery!
Common Symptoms Of Neck Pain
Neck pain typically runs from the base of a person’s skull to the top of their shoulder blades, finally settling in the back of the neck.
The pain can vary in severity, from a constant dull ache to sharp and stabbing pains. Neck pain can sometimes
include additional symptoms, including but not limited to:
There are many reasons why neck pain may occur, so slow down before you go Googling!
The best way to be 100% sure of why you’re experiencing neck pain is to see a therapist for an appointment.
How Can Physical Therapy Help Relieve My Neck Pain?
Physical therapy is one of the most effective methods for treating neck pain. Our physical therapists at Change The Game Performance Therapy will conduct a thorough physical evaluation to assess your neck’s range of motion, as well as any limitations you may have as a result of your pain.
Following that, they will make a diagnosis that will determine your treatment plan. You will collaborate to understand the goals and expectations of each step of your personalized treatment plan. The main goal is to get rid of the pain in your neck as quickly as possible. Your therapist will also collaborate with your primary care physician if necessary!
You may be wondering what treatments are most likely to be included in your treatment plan. Our Wilmington physical therapists will give you specific exercises to strengthen, build, and improve the muscles and tissues in your neck. Many therapists use manual or hands-on therapy, which consists of specific techniques designed to reduce stiffness and improve the range of motion in your neck.
We will also concentrate on improving your posture to aid in the recovery of your neck muscles and to prevent re-injury in the future. Additional treatment options may include ice and heat therapy, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation, as determined by your physical therapist.
What Could Be Causing Your Neck Pain?
Injuries to tissues and bone are the most common reason for neck pain, however, certain degenerative conditions can also lead to neck pain.
Some common conditions that give you pain in your neck include:
Degenerative Joint Conditions
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