Many people experience neck pain at some point in their life. Neck pain can be a constant nag or a debilitating injury. The neck is composed of 7 vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, and cervical nerves that are constantly supporting the head. Any imbalance of this structure can cause serious pain. Pain in the neck is often due to inflammation caused by activities or sudden movements. “Whiplash” injuries in which the head suddenly flexes/extends are among the most common injuries sustained during car accidents. Other causes for neck pain can include but are not limited to falls, overuse, poor positioning during sleep, improper exercise technique, and poor prolonged posture. Physical therapy is a great method for treating both acute and chronic neck pain.
Common Neck Injuries
- Pinched Nerve
- Disc Degeneration
- Facet Disfunction
- Bulged/herniated disc
- Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Congenital torticollis
- Alar/transverse ligament strain
Individualized treatment plans will be generated upon an evaluation from one of our experienced clinicians. The evaluation will take into account your symptoms, X-Ray/MRI results, special tests, and your personal goals. Every patient will have a treatment plan individually designed for them and their needs. If you do not have a prescription from your physician for physical therapy, you may still be able to be treated at Lighthouse.