Med1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists specialize in the treatment of neck pain (physical therapy for neck). Neck pain is a frequent occurrence, due to the neck’s flexibility and weight-bearing role as it supports the head. People with neck pain often experience muscle tightness, restrictions in head mobility, headache and spasms.
Reasons for Neck Pain
Neck pain is often caused by poor posture or holding the head still for extended periods of time, as when doing computer work,gardening or driving.Osteoarthritis is another common contributor to neck pain.
Many issues cause neck pain. The condition may arise from problems with the joint itself, bone spurs, nerve compression, muscle strain, injury or diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis or cancer.
Common causes of neck pain include:
- Joint problems arising from worn cartilage (the cushion between vertebrae in the neck)
- Muscle strain from long hours spent in a solitary task, such as binge-watching shows on a small screen
- Nerve compression caused by bone spurs or herniated disks
- Injuries like the whiplash that stretches soft tissues in the neck during auto collisions
It’s rare for neck pain to indicate a more serious problem. However, you should seek medical care if the pain is severe, lasts for several days or occurs simultaneously with other symptoms, such as headache, numbness, muscle weakness in the arms or hands or shooting pain from the neck to the shoulder or from the neck down the arm.
How We Can Help
If you are suffering from neck pain, our experienced physical therapists can help you improve your mobility, decrease your pain and regain your quality of life.
Med1Care Therapy Partner’s experienced therapists are trained in treating neck pain. Your treatment plan will include assistance with exercises that support good posture and increase your range of motion, as well as education about lifestyle adjustments that can decrease neck pain, such the setup of a workstation or positioning your body to support the neck while sleeping. We will partner with your physician to help you build a road to recovery.
Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.
To decrease neck pain, make sure your chair height it positioned to allow your eyes to be level with the computer screen. The goal is to make sure you’re not hunching or leaning your head forward, putting more strain on the neck as it holds up the head. Your hips should be slightly above your knees. Utilize armrests.