Five issues that can lead to constant neck pain
Trouble working on your work computer. Difficulty focusing in meetings or while driving. A lack of desire to play with your kids when you get home. These are all issues that can arise if you’re suffering from constant, or chronic, neck pain.
Many cases of neck pain start out as acute, or short-term. However, acute cases often morph into chronic ones. In fact, one study reports that 30% of people with neck pain will develop chronic symptoms. One medical professional that can help your chronic neck pain is a physical therapist. These specialists can help you discover the source of your pain, and they can help you find effective treatment for constant neck pain, too.
What could be causing your constant neck pain?
There are many issues that can lead to chronic pain in your neck. Physical therapists’ knowledge of the human musculoskeletal system and disorders that affect it can help them determine the cause of your pain. Some issues that your therapist may identify are:
- Cervical osteoarthritis
- Poor posture
- Cervical spinal stenosis
- Pinched neck nerves
- Herniated cervical discs
How can a physical therapist help treat your constant neck pain?
After helping you learn the cause of your chronic neck pain, a physical therapist can help you treat your pain. A few of the therapy techniques your therapist can use to address your pain include:
- Therapeutic exercises that can help stretch and strengthen muscles in your neck, shoulders and upper back.
- Ergonomic recommendations intended to help improve your head and neck posture.
- Dry needling sessions designed to break up knots of tension in neck soft tissue.
- Manual therapy techniques that focus on mobilizing your neck joints and soft tissue.
Discover effective help for your neck pain at Back in Motion Physical Therapy
Are you tired of living with constant neck pain? Our physical therapy team at Back in Motion is ready and willing to help you address your chronic pain. We’ll start by doing a free screening that can help reveal the source of your pain. Then, our specialists will put together a unique therapy plan designed to help reduce your pain and stop it from returning.
Not able to leave home to get your therapy? You don’t really have to! Our team offers virtual therapy and at-home care services that allow you to get effective therapy right in your home.
Contact us today for more information about our neck pain treatment services or to schedule your initial appointment.