Neck Pain? Need Neck Pain Treatment? Neck Pain Physical Therapy?
If you have neck pain, you need to understand the underlying condition that’s causing the pain to get proper neck pain treatment. This is especially true if the pain has been going on for a while. Come in for a free screening of your neck pain. We will determine the best neck pain treatment and neck pain physical therapy to get you relief. Neck pain can be debilitating and exhausting. Physical Therapy for neck pain can give you lasting relief without drugs or surgery.
The Most Common Neck Pain Causes: Strains and Sprains
The most common causes of neck pain and neck stiffness—strains and sprains—can heal within a few days or weeks. A strain means a muscle or tendon has been irritated by overuse or overextension. Similarly, a sprain means a ligament has been irritated by overextension or overuse.
Our hands-on approach to your neck physical therapy means that you will get better and find relief faster. We will find the causes of your injury so that the physical therapy exercises we give you will have results. During your treatment, we will work directly on your neck to strengthen and mobilize it. Neck Pain Therapy works when the right causes are identified.
Possible causes of your neck pain:
- Sleeping in the wrong position causes neck discomfort. As a result, you might wake up with neck pain due to sleeping in an awkward or unusual position that overextended your neck. At your screening, we will show you how to sleep in a position that will not injure your neck.
- Sports injury. A person could move the neck suddenly and/or in an unusual way in a new sport. Or a player could have a collision or fall.
- Poor posture. Whether it’s at work, home, and/or commuting, poor posture can lead to neck problems. As a result, if a person’s head is often tilted forward for long periods of time, then the neck’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments work harder. Poor posture can be problematic during any number of activities. This includes working at a computer, watching TV, riding the train, reading a book, gardening, and more. Text neck, for example, develops in anyone who spends hours looking down at the phone while texting.
- Repetitive motions. Turning the head in a repetitive manner, such as side to side while dancing or swimming, may lead to overuse of the neck’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
- Holding the head in unusual position. Anything that requires holding the head in an unusual way for long periods of time could cause neck strains and sprains. Some examples include having a long conversation while cradling a phone between the head and shoulder; or working at the computer with your chin tilted up and your back arched.
- Whiplash injury means the head and neck are forced suddenly backward and immediately forward with a great deal of force. The soft tissues along and near the cervical spine can be torn or ruptured as a result. This type of injury commonly occurs in an auto accident that involves a rear-end collision.
The amount of time we dedicate to hands-on healing. makes Christine F. Hayes, P.T., P.C. – Physical Therapy truly unique. We believe manual therapy is critical in your recovery. Our hands-on skills include myofascial release, active release, joint mobilization and manipulation, cranio-sacral, and traction/ decompression. Selective exercise integration follows. We implement postural changes that are necessary for healing and preventing back re-injury.
After graduating from our Physical Therapy Back Program, we also offer “Foundation Training” which focuses on core stability and spinal endurance training in a group environment, pilates and yoga therapy all conveniently offered in The Integrated Healing Center, affiliated with Christine F. Hayes, P.T., P.C. – Physical Therapy.