Neck pain is a common problem, almost as common as back pain as it affects the same structure base. Furthermore, neck pain can also occur from a number of different spinal problems.
Neck pain can be the result of tight muscles in the neck and/or upper back. In addition, a pinch nerve within the cervical vertebrae can also be the main cause of the pain. Furthermore, neck pain is the result of stress, whiplash, poor posture, or a fall.
As a result, treatment will vary depending on the cause of the pain. Therefore, treatments include the application of heat and/or ice, posture training. Another treatments also are low level cold laser, and physiotherapy for joint mobilization and manipulation. Studies have shown that a combination of physiotherapy exercises and joint mobilization to be beneficial in treating both acute and chronic cases.
We also provide modalities such as ice and heat in order to reduce swelling on the surrounding area and a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit is also applied in order to stimulate the tissues surrounding the neck. Lastly, Therapeutic Ultrasound is also available in order to break down scar tissues around the supporting muscles, it also reduces inflammation around the neck that causes pain and discomfort.
Our therapist will guide patients through exercise programs that will help the supporting muscles get stronger and they will also teach you manual stretches that can be perform anywhere in order to reduce muscle tension and fatigue.