Where to turn when you need effective neck pain treatment

Sitting for hours staring down at your phone. Pulling a muscle while working out. Sleeping in a poor position. Sooner or later in your life, you’re bound to experience a situation that leads to neck pain. 

Researchers report that almost 80% of people have neck pain annually. Many cases of acute neck pain are related to muscle strains or spasms that go away after a couple of hours or days. Physical therapists can help you learn more about these minor neck pain causes. However, these specialists can also share with you what’s involved in professional treatment for serious neck pain.

What to do when you have chronic or extreme neck pain that needs to be treated

When your neck pain is severe or ongoing, you should seek medical attention. Your primary care provider or a physical therapist can help identify and diagnose the source of your pain.

A physical therapist can build you an individualized treatment plan for neck pain. Your plan can include beneficial physical therapy methods such as: 

  • Myofascial release — This technique involves your physical therapist using their hands to apply pressure to myofascial trigger points. In turn, this is intended to reduce both tension and pain in your neck. 
  • Ergonomic recommendations — Your physical therapist can evaluate how you’re holding your neck and head during normal daily activities. They can recommend ergonomic corrections that can reduce neck pain. 
  • Therapeutic exercises — Your physical therapist can show you how to do many exercises intended to relieve neck tension and pain. One medical study reports that a combination of exercises and manual therapy methods helped 75% of patients reduce their neck pain. 
  • Virtual therapy — Often, you can meet with your physical therapist online if you can’t come to their clinic. This typically involves you talking with your physical therapist over a Skype-like video feed, and the connection is secure to protect your privacy.

Turn to Back in Motion Physical Therapy for neck pain treatment

At Back in Motion Physical Therapy, our goal is to assist with reducing pain and improving patient quality of life. Our staff shares decades of combined experience in treating many physical conditions, including neck pain. We can perform a free screening on you to determine the source of your pain. Our physical therapists can then build you a personalized therapy plan designed to reduce your pain and prevent it from returning. 

Contact us today for more information about how we can help you with neck pain treatment or to schedule your initial appointment. 

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