Treat Your Head and Neck Pain with Head and Neck Therapy
Neck pain is a common complaint, for many different reasons.
The neck requires good alignment, proper movement, strength and stability to work correctly; it has to bear the weight of your head (10-12 pounds) after all. With injury or prolonged poor posture (e.g. sitting at a computer), change in alignment, weakness, and instability start to occur. Let our physical therapist work with you and your doctor to create a thorough rehabilitation plan, so you can remedy your neck pain, recover lost strength and prevent future injuries.
Some causes for head and neck pain may include:
This neck injury is due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip, and occurs most often during a rear-end auto accident.
These are often caused by tight muscles in the neck and shoulder region, which may be caused by bad posture and ergonomics.
This unpleasant problem is characterized by spinning or moving sensations, lightheadedness, unsteadiness, loss of balance, and blurred vision. It may also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and can be effectively treated through manual therapy.
Pre/Post Surgery Rehab
There are many different types of surgeries that are necessary for stabilizing the neck or cervical spine, including “cervical fusion” and “discectomy.”
Arthritis and Stenosis
Whether your pain is the result of wear and tear, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis, physical therapy is a very important part of treatment.
A disc is a jelly like, fluid filled sac that acts as a cushion between the bones of your neck (vertebrae). With minor or major injuries, poor posture, and strain, these rings can rupture allowing a pressing outward of the disc nucleus. In severe cases, a herniated disc can cause lack of sensation or paralysis.
No matter the reason for your head or neck pain, at Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, we can help you improve motion, increase strength, and minimize swelling through manual therapy, stretching, and exercises, while teaching you about good posture and ergonomic alignments.