Neck Pain

Neck Pain

There are many different causes of neck pain. The neck requires proper alignment, movement, strength, and stability to work correctly. The neck or cervical spine bears the weight of the head about 10-12 pounds, the same weight of a bowling ball. With injury or prolonged poor posture, changes in alignment, weakness and instability begin to occur. This irritates the structures of the neck and can impinge on the nerves exiting the neck or the spinal cord.

How physical therapy helps:

Our physical therapists perform a thorough evaluation of your neck to assess your range of motion, strength, posture and alignment. Sometimes, where you experience the pain is not the actual source of the symptoms. Often a limitation in movement above or below the painful area causes excessive pressure on the painful area. With hands-on therapy, individualized exercises, and modalities such as electrical stimulation, our physical therapists can relieve your pain, restore motion and help return you to your daily activities.