To the surprise of many, 90% of the population will have symptoms relating to spinal pain at least once in their lives. Recent studies have linked neck pain with the increased use of technological devices such as smartphones, tablets, and iPads. Neck pain can develop from poor posture often associated with these devices and can originate from joint, discs, or soft-tissue dysfunction. However, neck pain can also occur due to stress or traumatic injuries such as a motor vehicle accident.
Some of the key symptoms of neck pain is headaches and/or upper back as well as shoulder pain. The neck consists of ligaments, tendons, muscles, cushioning discs, seven vertebra, and has a relatively wide range of motion. The signs and symptoms of neck pain usually vary in severity and can include:
- Sharp, shooting pain
- Dull, achy pain
- Tendernes and burning pain in your shoulders
- Tingling in the arms and hands
Light stretching performed at home can help to relieve your neck pain as well as strengthen and correct your posture. However, a physical therapist is able to identify the source of your pain, and can create a therapy and exercise regime that is tailor made for your individual diagnosis. At Motion Physical Therapy, our primary goal is to help you move past your neck pain and get back to enjoying your life. Our physical therapists have more than two decades of experience and will perform a thorough, comprehensive neck evaluation on each patient. Additionally, a variety of methods can be used for neck therapy and can include: