Neck pain can come in a wide variety of forms. It can be chronic or acute, sharp or dull, but whatever the type and cause, all neck pain shares one clear detail in common: It needs to be addressed, and quickly. Ignoring your neck pain can lead to complications with your injury and in some situations can even lead to worsened pain!
Common Causes of Neck Pain
- Poor posture
- Repeated motion
- Tension build-up
Physical Therapy for Neck Pain
There are a series of practices available through physical therapy proven to be helpful in addressing neck pain. Musculoskeletal experts have found that targeted exercises that increase flexibility, strength, and range of motion are much more effective at treating neck pain than any medicial treatment.
Physical therapy for neck pain will usually incorporate some type of manual therapy, which could include movement and trigger point therapy to help relieve the tension in the neck, as well as stretching and strengthening targeted exercises. Your physical therapist may also want to do a series of imaging tests, including an ultrasound, to have a clearer understanding of what is causing the pain, which could lead to more specified treatment options.
Many physical therapists will be able to make ergonomic recommendations that can help you reduce neck pain by providing your neck with more targeted support when you perform everyday activities, which can be an additional source of support.
The sooner you can solve the mystery of your neck pain, the sooner you can get back to your day-to-day life. Get effective neck pain relief treatment today at FYZICAL Downtown Asheville!