Cervical & Neck Pain
Physical Therapy for Cervical and Neck Pain
The cervical and neck are certain areas of the body that can cause significant pain and headaches. Breaking down the layout, your neck and your back are composed of small bones called vertebrae. They are stacked up on top of each other, which forms your spinal column. That spinal column then supports your head while protecting your spinal cord. Now, the top seven bones in your spinal column are what form your neck, and that is what is called the cervical vertebrae. It has small joints in between each vertebra along with muscles that give you the ability to move your head around in any direction. Now, when something is off in this area, it can cause major discomfort, and that is where we come in.
Did you know that physical therapy is one of the most widely used practices to treat chronic cervical and neck pain?
What We Can Do To Help You
Common causes of middle back pain include:
• Injury of your muscles, ligaments, or discs that make up your thoracic spine
• Pressure on your spinal nerves caused by herniated discs;
• A vertebrae fracture
• Osteoarthritis (the wearing down of cartilage which cushions your joints in your spine; and
• Connective tissue issues due to overuse or muscle deconditioning.
• Poor posture
Causes of Cervical and Neck Pain
Believe it or not, neck pain is so common that every single one of us will have it at some point in our lives. In general, the reason is due to holding your neck in the same position for too long, but there are other reasons that can cause it.
• Stress and worry
• Awkward sleeping
• Injury, such as whiplash
• A neck strain or sprain
• A cervical spondylosis flare-up (aging discs in your spine)
• Pain in the middle, or on either side of your neck – may even extend to your shoulders and upper chest
• Severe tension headaches
• Pain when moving your neck
• Your neck is stiff and tight, as if you have been sleeping in the same position all night
• Your neck is limited in how far it can turn
Neck and Back: Cervical & Neck Conditions/Injuries
- Upper Trapezius Strain
- Torticollis (wry neck)
- Bulging Disc/Herniated Disc
- Bell’s Palsy
- Upper Crossed Syndrome
- Neck Pain
- Cervical Stenosis
Did you know that physical therapy is one of the most widely used practices to treat chronic cervical and neck pain? They work with you to reduce your pain, stiffness, improve your neck’s range of motion, develop dynamic strengthening, and assist you in coming up with a preventative plan to stop the pain from reoccurring. Even if your pain is not gone entirely, coming to see us will surely leave you feeling so much better than how you were before. So, if you have a stiff, cracking neck each evening that causes some pretty nasty tension headaches, give us a call today so we can help end your days on a much better note.
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Symmetry Physical Therapy is a privately owned one-on-one patient centered physical therapy clinic in Downtown Miami/Brickell. Every treatment is with the same Doctor of Physical Therapy for the entire hour. Symmetry’s specialized, dedicated, and passionate team of professionals are fully committed to each patient’s success.