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What to do for neck pain — see a physical therapist

August 3rd, 2019
What to Do for Neck Pain

Neck pain can be a minor inconvenience for some, but for others it can be a crippling condition that interferes with nearly every part of daily life. The pain and limited mobility can make it difficult to drive a car, get a good night’s sleep, perform basic tasks at work or stay physically active. 

If you’ve attempted basic treatments, like rest, over-the-counter medication and hot/cold compression without finding lasting relief, it can be difficult to know what to do next. For spine conditions, many people are wary about the prospect of undergoing highly invasive surgery. The good news is that most cases of neck pain can be effectively treated through nonsurgical options, including physical therapy. 

Physical therapy has a wide range of benefits for the treatment of neck pain. The team at Rehab Access wants to help you find relief, which is why we’ve prepared the following guide. As always, we invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about our treatment offerings. 

Benefits of physical therapy for neck pain

By being a natural form of treatment that addresses neck pain at the source, physical therapy can offer long-term relief. Neck pain can be caused by a number of factors, including muscle strains, nerve compression and inflamed joints. Physical therapy can address these and other concerns with a number of specific methods designed to achieve the following goals: 

  • Strengthen supporting muscles in the neck with targeted exercises
  • Increase range of motion through gentle stretching
  • Relax tense muscles, promote blood flow and activate joints through manual therapy
  • Improve posture through body awareness and postural therapy

Suffering from neck pain? Come to Rehab Access

At Rehab Access’s state-of-the-art clinics in Gretna and Belle Chase, Louisiana, our experts will perform a full one-on-one evaluation to determine the underlying causes of your neck pain. We’re committed to patient-centered care and believe that the road to relief is built on a strong personal relationship between the patients and care providers. 

Don’t live another day with chronic neck pain. Contact one of our caring representatives today to schedule your initial appointment.