Neck pain can be caused by a sudden trauma such as a fall, sports injury, or car accident, OR it can be caused by long-term issues in the spine. Most neck pain cases do not require surgery and resolves with physical therapy.
Neck pain associated with irritated nerves can radiate into the upper back, shoulder, arm, or hand and can be described as an ache, tingling, numbness, or burning sensation. This is called radiculopathy. Radiculopathy can also cause weakeness in the arms.
Muscle tension or limited joint movement in the neck can cause pain, as well as headaches. Headaches affect up to 47% of the world population. Our physical therapists can help determine the cause of your headache. If your headache is neck related, our skilled physical therapists can help reduce your pain.
At TEAM Physical Therapy, we will thoroughly evaluate your condition including assessing your neck motion, strength, reflexes, sensation, and posture. Physical therapy treatment may include manual therapy to improve your neck motion, stretches to reduce tightness, exercises to improve your posture, and strength to reduce your pain and return you to your normal activities.
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