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If you are suffering from neck pain, physical therapy may help. Physical therapy can be a successful method of treating moderate to severe problems associated with joints, muscles and ligaments. Neck pain is a very commo...
If you are suffering from neck pain, physical therapy may help. Physical therapy can be a successful method of treating moderate to severe problems associated with joints, muscles and ligaments. Neck pain is a very common problem that can occur at any age.
Neck pain can be seen in adults after using the computer and other devices for a long time without proper support for the back muscle system. In older adults, it may be caused by pain in the cervical disc due to degenerative bone disorders or cases of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis.
Physical therapy is a non-invasive and non-surgical method of effective treatment for all types of pain in the neck regardless of acute or chronic symptoms. The goal of physical therapy is to help improve the symptoms of pain and prevent neurological complications.
A physical therapist will evaluate you, check for range of motion and ask for symptoms such as pain and where it is.
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Physical therapy will focus on manipulations, stretches and/or exercises as well as possibly treatment with heat or cold, massage, electrical stimulation or ultrasound. Physical therapy will also focus on strengthening and stretching muscles that support the neck.
Physical therapists work with patients to improve the position of the neck. The long term effects of these exercises are manifested in strengthening the muscles of the neck, maintaining the damaged discs between the vertebrae and relieving the pressure of the trapped nerves.
Physical therapy exercises, especially cervical traction are aimed at reducing the pressure of the cervical vertebrae, which eliminate pressure from the nerves. Neck stretching exercises can be cyclical or intermittent depending on the symptoms.
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Other therapies commonly used by physical therapists can include deep tissue massage, which helps reduce pain by improving blood circulation through tight and tender muscles. In addition, massage also helps in detoxifying tissues to kill the source of inflammation in the tissues.
If you have chronic pain that affects your work at work or your lifestyle in general, consult a physical therapist to discuss whether physical therapy can help your condition. To see what physical therapy can do for you, contact us today.