Physiotherapy For Neck Pain
Neck pain is a common complaint. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it’s leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench. Osteoarthritis also is a common cause of neck pain. Physiotherapy for neck pain can get you relief.
Rarely, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem. Seek medical care if your neck pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands or if you have shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm.
Most neck pain improves gradually with home treatment. If not, see your doctor. Seek immediate care if severe neck pain results from an injury, such as a motor vehicle accident, diving accident or fall.
Contact a doctor if your neck pain:
- Is severe
- Persists for several days without relief
- Spreads down arms or legs
- Is accompanied by headache, numbness, weakness or tingling
Causes of Head and Neck Pain
Your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your head, so it can be vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause pain and restrict motion. Neck pain causes include:
Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone, often triggers muscle strains. Even minor things, such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth, can strain neck muscles.
Just like the other joints in your body, your neck joints tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cushions (cartilage) between your bones (vertebrae) to deteriorate. Your body then forms bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain.
Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can press on the nerves branching out from the spinal cord.
Rear-end auto collisions often result in whiplash injury, which occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues of the neck.
Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis or cancer, can cause neck pain.
Physiotherapy for Neck Pain and Cervical Spondylitis
While there may be no predicted remedy for cervical spondylosis, its symptoms can be controlled and further prevented with the help of regular physiotherapy. In cervical spondylosis, moving your neck in any direction can be a painful affair because of decreased mobility within the neck joint and spine area. A certified and trained physiotherapist can help you overcome much of the mobility issue and enable you to live a pain-free life in the quickest time possible. A specific need and condition based physiotherapy plan can:
- Help quickly relieve pain
- Help you maintain and increase your neck & joint mobility
- Enhance your joint flexibility
- Introduce you to new ways of managing pain
- Strengthen your neck & spine muscles so that they better support your spine
- Prevent further degeneration of disc, bones and muscles
- Stretch muscles that may be increasing nerve compression in the neck
- Relax your body and prevent frequent episodes of pain or inflammation
- Loosen stiff joints and muscles
- Decrease your dependence on pain killers and muscle relaxants
Where to find Physiotherapy for Neck Pain and Cervical Spondylosis?
Is the pain in your neck not letting you lead a normal life? At WE CARE THERAPIST, we offer expert, comprehensive, customized and outcome-based cervical spondylosis treatment that helps you detect, treat, prevent and manage the disease easily at home. Supporting you at every step of the way is our team of trained and certified physiotherapists who specialize in spondylosis home treatment and a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, ranging from neck and back pain to sports injuries and work-related disorders. These include conditions like whiplash, joint pain & stiffness, muscle/tendon/ ligament injuries, foot/ knee and hip pain, and post-surgery rehabilitation among others. Basis your specific needs, our team of experienced physiotherapists prescribe specific stretches and movements that you can easily perform at home to relieve neck pain. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our expert team by calling 09711553900 or book a home visit online.