Get Neck Pain Relief Today
Neck pain is very common within the general population and can be caused by trauma or a fall, sudden impact due to a car accident, or possibly due to poor posture and body mechanics over the years. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments available that can provide neck pain relief. The neck, or cervical spine, is a series of joints, discs, ligaments, and muscles that contain nerves that extend into the upper back, shoulders, arms, and hands. While neck pain can be debilitating, there are many neck pain relief options available. Physical therapy exercises can help to strengthen the neck muscles and improve range of motion. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct an underlying problem. If you are experiencing neck pain, talk to your doctor about the best neck pain relief options for you or schedule direct access physical therapy today at Lancaster Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.
Common Injuries That Cause Neck Tightness & Tension
Neck pain is a very common issue, with many potential causes. Some of the more common issues associated with neck pain are:
- Whiplash Syndrome
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Degenerative changes of the cervical spine including disc herniation
Many individuals have a headache (cervicogenic) associated with neck tension. The neck can also have chronic trigger points and muscle spasms that cause significant pain and dysfunction. At times, consultation with an orthopedist, neurosurgeon, or physiatrist (specializes in pain originating from the spine) may be needed. We work with all physicians in managing patients who have neck surgery or injection therapy. If you are experiencing neck pain, tightness, or tension, please don't hesitate to reach out to our office for an appointment. We would be happy to help you find relief.
Release & Relieve Neck Pain With Physical Therapy
If you're suffering from neck tightness or neck tension, there are a number of treatment options available to you. In neck physical therapy, we will work on mobilization of the neck and its soft tissues, posture re-education and strengthening, stretching of cervical musculature, manual and mechanical traction, and modalities as needed can all help relieve neck pain. We encourage a consistent and long-term focus on posture and exercise for management of a healthy neck. If you're suffering from neck pain, don't hesitate to reach out to our team for help in finding the best treatment option for you.
Learn More About Physical Therapy For Neck Pain
If you are experiencing neck pain, physical therapy may be a helpful treatment option. Our physical therapists can work with you to improve range of motion and flexibility, increase strength and stability, and decrease pain. We may also use modalities such as heat or cold therapy to help reduce inflammation. We are here to provide advice on ergonomics and posture to help prevent neck pain in the future. If you are interested in learning more about physical therapy for neck pain, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions!
Did you Know?
Neck pain and dysfunction affects our ability to turn and look at others, our ability to drive, our ability to sleep, and our ability to play sports.