Sports injuries and chronic degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are common causes of neck pain. If you're affected by chronic neck pain or suffer an acute injury, Cleopatra Espinosa, MS, DPT, and Soujaniya Konada, DPT, of Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation,in Purchase, New York, offer treatments that can help. Their expert therapies relieve neck pain, often without the need for drugs or invasive interventions. To benefit from the team's expertise in treating neck pain, call their office, or book an appointment online today.
Neck pain usually originates in the cervical vertebrae, discs, tendons, ligaments, and nerves that make up the top section of your spine. Pain could also radiate from your upper back, shoulders, or head into your neck.
Making sustained, repetitive movements, poor posture, and staying in one position for too long can cause inflammation to develop in your neck or damage the nerves coming away from your spinal cord.
You could also damage your neck by tripping up or falling from a height. Sports injuries account for many instances of neck pain, too. Chronic neck pain might result from a poorly healed injury, or it could be due to degeneration of your cervical spine if you have arthritis, degenerative disc disease, or osteoporosis.
Treating neck pain often involves using medication or having epidural steroid injections to reduce inflammation. However, one of the most effective methods for tackling neck pain is physical therapy.
Under your therapist's guidance, you can safely increase your neck's range of motion and stop it from getting stiff and weak. Physical therapy helps reduce pain and inflammation and brings healing cells and oxygen to your damaged tissues, as it promotes blood circulation.
In addition to active stretching and strengthening exercises, The team at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, offers a range of passive therapies such as:
Your therapist has the expertise and experience to combine these treatments to suit your precise requirements, ensuring you achieve the optimal results from your rehabilitation.
Physical therapy plays a significant role in helping you avoid further bouts of neck pain. During your treatment at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, your therapist can work on improving your posture to ease the strain on your neck when you're working and resting.
They can also help you learn how to exercise correctly and teach you the best ways to keep your neck strong and flexible. Working with your physical therapist is one of the best ways to ensure you minimize your risk of neck pain in the future.
Get long-term relief from neck pain with the help of the Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation team. Call their office or book an appointment online today.