Our licensed physical therapists are experienced in treating various orthopedic conditions; neck pain is an area in which they specialize. Although neck pain is common, it is also a very treatable type of orthopedic problems. Whether you have developed neck pain due to overuse, a musculoskeletal injury, or a sports-related injury, our physical therapists at Dragonfly Physical Therapy are here to help. For the full list of services that we offer, please visit our Services page.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Neck Pain
The neck (or cervical spine) is comprised of 26 muscles and the seven smallest of the spine’s vertebrae, making it a very complex and sensitive part of the body. Whether you are suffering from stiffness, swelling, tension, immobility, knots (or trigger points), weakness, spasms, or general pain, there are numerous treatment plans that our physical therapist can recommend for you. Treatment plans often include a combination of exercises, stretches, mobilization, and manipulation. Since the neck is the most mobile portion of the spine, it often suffers from orthopedic problems.
The goal of physical therapy for neck pain is to help the patient regain mobility and strength, increase flexibility, reduce their pain, and to develop a prevention plan for the future. Physical therapy is unlike a professional massage or at-home care because its intent is to resolve the root of the problem. For the neck, pain may be a symptom of an issue elsewhere in the body especially since it is centrally located. It is not uncommon for neck pain to be a result of a weakened core support structure like the back, spine, or even your abdominal muscles. Neck pain can also be accompanied by a back-of-the-head headache or even pain in your arms or hands. Physical therapy will be able to help you identify, treat, and prevent your health issues pertaining to your neck. Our licensed physical therapists at Dragonfly Physical Therapy develop customized programs for each patient, catered to their unique needs. In your initial consultation (lasting approximately 45 minutes), your physical therapist will work with you to determine the best plan, frequency, and duration of treatment to get you feeling your best!
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