We have become a society that constantly traumatizes the cervical spine, more and more individuals are suffering with chronic myofascial pain of their neck.
What causes neck pain? Neck pain can occur anywhere in your neck, from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders. It can spread to your upper back or arms. It may limit how much you can move your head and neck. Life’s demands create stress and although some stress may be good, too much can cause health problems.
Did you know neck and back pain can be stress-related too? Our Physical Therapists can help to decrease the abnormal and excessive stress to the neck, shoulders and spine. There are numerous techniques that can be used in a treatment plan. Muscle Energy, Trigger Point, Traction, Therapeutic Exercises, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Myofascial Release, Strain Counter Strain, Ergonomic Training, Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound. Your doctor and therapist can determine the cause of your neck pain and whether it is likely to quickly get better with simple measures such as ice, mild painkillers, physical therapy, and proper exercises. Most of the time, neck pain will get better in 6 weeks using these approaches.