- Upper body stiffness and muscle tightness
- Tingling or numbness
- Pain and discomfort when you stay in the same place for too long
- Sleep loss due to discomfort and pain
- Weakness in the arm
- Inability to stand or sit straight
What Causes Neck Pain?
Most commonly, neck pain is caused by injuries to the tissues and bone structures of the neck. However, there are other causes. The following conditions can cause pain in the neck:
Injuries. Whiplash, which results in neck pain and is most commonly caused by an automobile collision or high-impact sports collision, is the most common injury. This is called a “strain injury” and causes the head to whip back-and forth, causing damage to the soft tissues at the back of your neck.
Muscle strain. Overuse can cause strain to your neck muscles. Overuse can cause strain even if you are just sitting at your computer all day, with your neck pointing toward the screen.
Nerve compression. The nerves that run from your spinal cord may become compressed if there is a herniated disk in your neck. Radiculopathy is a term that describes nerve pain that can extend down from the neck to the fingers and hands.
Illnesses. Neck pain can be caused by certain diseases or ailments, including rheumatoid, meningitis, and cancer.
Joint degeneration. As with any other joint in the body, your neck joints can become brittle over time, which can lead to pain. Osteoarthritis, which can lead to neck pain, can also cause cartilage loss between the vertebrae of the neck.
How Physical Therapy Can Help in Westchase
Physical therapy is the best treatment for neck pain. Our physical therapists will perform an initial evaluation to determine the range of motion and limitations in your neck. The diagnosis will be used to determine the treatment plan. Together, you will discuss the goals and expectations for each step of your individual treatment plan. The main focus is on relieving neck pain and getting back to work as soon as possible.
Manual or “hands-on” therapy is the most common treatment for neck pain. This involves special techniques that reduce stiffness and increase the range of motion. You will also be provided with targeted exercises by our physical therapists that will strengthen, develop, and improve your neck’s tissues and muscles. To help your neck muscles recover, we will work to improve your posture and prevent future injuries. Our physical therapist may also recommend additional treatments such as ice and heat, ultrasound, or electric stimulation.
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Not only is the facility clean and spacious, but the staff is friendly, courteous and accommodating! I’ve been able to coordinate my appts to fit my busy schedule, I truly appreciate their flexibility. The Therapists on hand are knowledgeable and accessible. In particular, Grant! He clearly explained and walked me through the process of my treatment. He is very proactive in the positive outcome and success of my healing; I couldn’t be in better hands! I truly appreciate all the therapists at Westchase PT for dedicating their lives to making others natural healing their priority!!
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I was under the care of another facility for over 4 months and saw no improvement in my condition. After just two weeks at Westchase Physical Therapy I saw vast improvement in my condition. The staff works as a team to ensure I am receiving the best care possible. I feel like every one of them is invested in my receiving the best possible care and therapy. I’m moving better and able to live a pain free life thanks to the team. Special thanks to Dr Peter for always being patient and taking the time to explain everything. Unlike other places, they do seem to care about your well being.