Neck pain is one of the most common health complaints, with nearly a third of all adults in this country experiencing stiffness or soreness that can range from occasional to chronic. And it’s no surprise. The muscles, ligaments and bones in the neck play an important role in supporting the head and allowing it to move around freely.
If you are experiencing neck stiffness, tightness or lingering pain, the fully licensed physical therapists at Nevada Rehabilitation Centers can help your body heal naturally, without surgery or the use of medication. We have had great success treating patients for a range of conditions related to the neck, applying a combination of methods that include soothing ultrasound and massage, plus stretching and strengthening to improve muscle function. We base our treatment on the individual needs of each patient, after a methodical evaluation that, when applicable, includes consultation with your medical provider.
You may be surprised to learn that the average human head weighs about ten pounds! That’s an awful lot of weight for your neck to support, and attaining strength and balance among the muscles, bones and ligaments is critical for proper function. The increasing amount of time we are spending sitting down, hunched in front of a computer, is contributing to a new type of discomfort — especially when we don’t have optimal posture or a chair with proper support.
Of course, there are a range of underlying medical issues that may be causing or contributing to neck pain, such as arthritis, a pinched nerve, cervical disc problems, and spinal stenosis. A sports injury or whiplash suffered in a car accident can also be a root cause.
Physical therapy at Nevada Rehabilitation Centers can relieve your pain, increase your range of motion and strengthen the muscles that support your neck and upper back. Our experienced, attentive staff will guide you to achieve a level of wellbeing you’ll carry with you long after you leave our care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
By Nevada Rehabilitation Centers
January 18, 2022