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Neck Pain Physical Therapy Louisville, Evansville & Southern Indiana
Neck pain is a common complaint and can be attributed to a number of conditions.
Physical therapy for neck pain can be a great option for patients with a variety of complaints. Whether you were injured in a car accident, have been dealing with progressive neck pain for years, or anything in between, our expert physical therapists are able to help! Get relief from your neck pain by visiting a physical therapist and start your recovery today!
Neck Pain Symptoms and Causes
While there are a variety of potential causes for neck pain, the joints of the spine are often the root of the problem for most patients. Disc degeneration, which happens naturally as we age, can cause decreased mobility and compression of the nerves that exit from each level of the spinal cord. When nerves become compressed, it can cause pain that radiates from the neck down the arms and all the way to the hands in some cases. As the discs in the spine degenerate, there can also be increased load on other parts of the vertebrae. The increased load can cause bony changes that decrease the motion that is available in your neck, sometimes even causing it to lock up for a moment. In other cases, the spinal canal itself becomes narrowed, leading to compression or disruption of the spinal cord. This can lead to symptoms like pain, numbness, and tingling that start in the neck and radiate down one or both arms.
Ways to Ease Neck Pain
There are many physical therapy treatments for neck pain, and your therapist will work with you to determine which ones are best for your specific condition. For degenerative problems where there is compression of the nerves, it is important to increase muscular stabilization and strength to compensate for the decline in proper joint alignment and mechanics. In many cases, mechanical traction provides pain relief by increasing joint space and relieving compression. Your therapist will do a detailed evaluation and then design treatments to address each of your specific needs.
Find the Best Treatments for Neck Pain
Neck pain can be persistent and frustrating, lasting years in some people. It is important to seek physical therapy treatment early in the process to prevent or decrease long term damage. ProRehab provides physical therapy treatment for neck pain in Louisville, Evansville, and throughout southern Indiana. Start your physical therapy journey today and be proactive in achieving relief from your neck pain!
Who benefits from our Neck Pain Program?
We tailor our neck pain program to your specific needs. Treatment could include:
- Patient education
- Development of home treatment program
- Manual therapy to normalize your range of motion
- Hands on therapy and (soft tissue mobilization) to work on muscle tone
- Exercises to help normalize movement and increase strength
- Mobilization, a hands on technique to move the neck joints and muscles to calm pain and spasms
- Manipulation, a single, brief, quick, small movement to specific spots on your body
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