Neck pain can become a quickly debilitating problem that limits your ability to carry out your daily routine. It often causes you to lose mobility in your neck and can become a source of pain in your shoulders, arms, and hands. Since October is National Physical Therapy Month, our team at Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation would like to share some information on how you can manage your neck pain and get back to a healthy and active life!
How To Manage Neck Pain
Neck pain can arise from poor sleeping positions, constant slouching over your computer at work, or after an accident. While it’s a common complaint, it can be challenging to pinpoint the root cause of your pain on your own. Our physical therapists will carefully evaluate your symptoms, determine where the pain is rooted, and develop a personalized treatment plan to restore your neck and spine health. Physical therapy for neck pain management focuses on the structures supporting the spine, including the ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints. Here are some of the ways Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation can help you manage your neck pain:
- Passive Therapy – Passive treatments are applied by the physical therapist. Our team may use ice and heat therapy, perform massages, and employ multiple modalities to improve the efficacy of your treatment.
- Active Therapy – Active exercises are performed by the patient, as they play a vital role in their own recovery. Your program may include stretching and strengthening exercises to improve mobility and strength in the neck and strengthen muscles attached to the cervical spine. Strengthening other areas in the body help provide proper support for your spine and prevent neck pain.
Our movement experts will identify any underlying issues that are contributing to your neck pain. We’ll work with you throughout your treatment to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery!
During National Physical Therapy Month, take charge of your health and start your physical therapy journey at Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation. Contact us to learn more about neck pain management and request an appointment today!