Neck Pain

Neck pain can be related to a number of factors including:

  • Injury
  • Prolonged static postures
  • Arthritic changes

It can be of sudden or gradual onset and lead to neck or arm pain as well as headaches.

Our primary goal is returning you to better cervical health and pain free function.Following a detailed history and thorough evaluation, our physical therapists will develop a custom program tailored for your needs and goals.

Treatment

Modalities

A variety of modalities (treatment tools) may be used to assist with pain relief and tissue healing:

  • Ultrasound
  • Phonophoresis
  • Low level laser
  • Iontophoresis
  • Electrical stimulation

Manual Therapy

Our therapists utilize a wide variety of manual therapy techniques including

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Gentle joint mobilization
  • Range of motion
  • Manual stretching
  • Trigger point release
  • Myofascial release

These techniques are utilized to decrease pain, increase joint motion, reduce muscle spasm, increase flexibility, reduce scar tissue, and increase mobility.

Flexibility

Cervical spine flexibility is critical for improving functional performance of activities of daily living. Our therapists assist in the improvement of cervical spine range of motion.

Strengthening

Cervical, upper back and arm strength are key factors in preventing and treating neck pain. Our therapists will teach appropriate strengthening techniques to develop stability in the region and lessen the likelihood of recurrent pain.

Postural Instruction

Neck and low back pain may be avoided through appropriate standing and sitting posture.  Our physical therapists are trained to evaluate posture and recommend postural correction techniques.

Ergonomics

Proper workstation placement is key in prevention of work related neck pain. This is especially true for patients who have sedentary jobs with significant periods of sitting before a computer.

Our physical therapists are certified in evaluation of individual work stations. We can make recommendations to ensure proper ergonomics including assessment of the computer terminal and placement of the desk and chair. We can also recommend techniques for lifting and avoiding repetitive use injuries.

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