Why seek physical therapy for neck pain?

Many people associate physical therapy with rehabilitation from surgery or traumatic injury, but not necessarily with the management of issues like chronic neck pain. While other forms of treatment mainly work by masking symptoms, physical therapy can address the underlying causes of pain. 

Neck pain can take a heavy toll on your lifestyle, making it hard to do anything from driving to work in the morning to getting a good night’s sleep. At Back in Motion, we’re passionate about helping people reclaim their lives — starting with patient education. Take a moment to read the following quick guide to the benefits of physical therapy for neck pain to learn more about this potential treatment option. 

We’re always here to help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about our treatment offerings. 

Benefits of physical therapy for neck pain

Physical therapists are experts in the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and how the body works together to achieve movement. Neck pain is so common because this area is responsible for supporting the weight of the head while remaining flexible enough for basic movements. This puts tremendous pressure on the neck that can lead to muscle strains and spine conditions such as a herniated disc. 

After performing a physical evaluation and reviewing your symptoms and treatment history, a physical therapist can help you develop a treatment plan that offers the following specific benefits for pain relief and function: 

  • Strengthens supporting muscles — Targeted exercises can help relieve pressure on the spine and pinched nerves. 
  • Increases range of motion — Stretches, exercises and manual techniques can help activate joints and connective tissue for improved flexibility.
  • Improves posture — Posture training can help reduce awkward positions that put stress on the neck.
  • Contributes to a healthier lifestyle — Physical therapists can also discuss topics like nutrition, ergonomics and exercise that can help promote overall health and contribute to neck pain relief. 

Neck pain relief with Back in Motion

With our state-of-the-art clinics throughout Maine, Back in Motion can help you start your journey toward relief. Our highly credentialed staff of therapists provide individualized care that is custom-tailored for your unique needs and condition. 

Contact us today to learn more. We’ll be glad to help you schedule your initial appointment.