Ouch! My Neck Hurts!
Hunched over your laptop? Addicted to your phone screen? The chances are we’ve all experienced some form of neck pain at some point in our lives. Neck pain can be fleeting and resolve on its own or excruciating and unrelenting, signaling a more serious underlying problem.
Neck pain should never be ignored. Get intervention early. Physical therapy can help alleviate most causes of neck pain and set you on the path to healing, quickly and effectively.
Anyone who has endured Shoulder and Neck Pain will know how traumatic the suffering can be. Neck Pain hampers the normal functionality of your life, restricts your mobility and even causes extreme irritation. The pain in your neck may range from a mild ache to an unbearable condition. More than one-quarter of American adults sustain the agony of Headaches and Neck Pain in their life journey.
Over the years, physical therapy has proven to be the safest and quickest treatment option for Neck Pain Relief. A qualified physical therapist will help you gain strength and flexibility within a couple of days or weeks, depending on your health and medical history. Physical therapy also lowers the risk of developing neck injury in the future.
Neck Pain Causes
There are many reasons why you may experience pain in your neck: For instance,
- Poor body posture while sitting
- Bad sleeping habits
- Carrying heavy objects like bags around your neck
- Tumor or infection to the neck
- Pinched nerves
- Ruptured or slipped disc
- Stress of depression
- Muscles strains or Muscle tension
- Whiplash injuries
- Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
- Spinal Stenosis
- Broken neck or fracture or trauma
- Ligament or muscle tears
- Obesity and lack of daily exercise
Neck Pain Treatment
When you consult a physical therapist for Neck Pain Treatment, you are advised to follow a daily workout routine.
Your physical therapist may also advise you some aerobic or aquatic exercises to increase the blood circulation to your neck. Such exercises are generally recommended when you have both Shoulder and Neck Pain.
Symptoms Of Neck Pain
- Stiff neck
- Sharp pain
- Tenderness or soreness
- Radicular pain that radiates from the neck to the shoulder or arm
- Headaches due to neck problems
- Numbness or tingling
- Dizziness associated with neck movement
How We Treat Neck Pain
Your physical therapist will recommend treatment modalities based on initial examination, any underlying conditions, and in certain cases, any recommendations your physician might make. Direct Access makes it possible for you to see a physical therapist without the need for a prescription.
For more information on effective Neck Pain Relief through physical therapy, log on to RVA Physical Therapy.
More information on direct access can be found here: https://www.rvaphysicaltherapy.com/direct-access/