Physical therapy intervention can be very effective in alleviating acute and chronic neck pain. Many factors may contribute to neck pain and each factor must be addressed in order to achieve a good outcome. Neck injuries can occur as a result of an injury as well as from repetitive motions, poor posture, poor ergonomics, and degenerative changes. Recovery from a neck injury can be a slow and painful process; however, physical therapy intervention can speed up the rehabilitation process and alleviate your symptoms.
Our physical therapists utilize a variety of evaluation and treatment techniques for neck pain. Through various treatment methods physical therapy can reduce pain, increase your mobility, strengthen your spine, and prevent re-injury. Balance Solutions is unique in our ability to incorporate manual therapy techniques with therapeutic exercise and neuro-muscular re-education. This combination of services allows us to achieve maximum functional gains for all spine conditions. Our therapists can help you return to the activities and lifestyle that you enjoy.
At Balance Solutions you will be evaluated by a skilled licensed physical therapist to determine factors contributing to your condition such as; range of motion, muscle strength, upper cervical and scapulothoracic mechanics, joint mobility, soft tissue mobility, postural alignment, abnormalities in movement patterns, and body mechanics. Following a thorough evaluation, a personalized plan of care with goals will be constructed specifically to meet your individual needs.
Our physical therapy program can provide significant benefits for individuals with the following conditions:
- Disc Herniation/Bulging Disc
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Whiplash/muscle strain
- Capsular Impingement
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Arthritic changes
- Nerve Impingements
- Cervicogenic & Tension Headaches
Conditions involving structures of the neck may often contribute to other symptoms including;
- Tension headaches – which may begin in your neck or shoulders and spread to your forehead
- Cervicogenic headaches – which occur at the base of your skull
- Tenderness and sensitivity in your neck and shoulder region
- Restricted or painful motion in your neck and/or shoulder
- Numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulders, arms or hands
- Jaw, ear, or facial pain or numbness
- Pain across the shoulder blade region
- A sensation of haziness, fogginess, cloudiness… “I feel like my head just isn’t right”