Neck spasms are painful involuntary muscle contractions. These can occur due to causes ranging from not drinking enough water to more serious spine conditions such as a herniated disc or spinal arthritis. Most people experience neck spasms at least once or twice, but if they become a common occurrence, it may be time to seek treatment.
Since neck spasms are primarily muscular in nature, physical therapy can be an effective form of treatment. An experienced physical therapist can identify the causes of your symptoms and recommend natural treatments to help relax your muscles, strengthen your neck and decrease the frequency of spasms.
The Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation team has prepared the following information on how working with a therapist can help with neck spasms. If you’d like to learn more or if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
Physical therapy for neck spasms
After performing an extensive diagnostic evaluation, your physical therapist can have a better understanding of the underlying physical causes of your neck spasms. He or she can then work with you closely to create a plan of natural treatments to help reduce their frequency and severity. Common treatment options include:
- Manual therapies, including myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization
- Active and passive stretches to improve flexibility and range of motion
- Posture and movement training to improve biomechanics
- Therapeutic exercise to strengthen neck muscles and improve their functioning
By committing to a physical therapy program, patients can experience long-term results by improving the functioning of the neck and making the area less prone to painful spasms and other symptoms. Finding a therapist that is the right fit for your needs, lifestyle and treatment goals is an extremely important part of the process.
Relief from neck-related issues at Arrow
Whether you’re dealing with neck spasms as a result of a short-term injury, chronic condition or lifestyle factors, the compassionate and experienced team at Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation can help. We believe in personalized care designed for a healthy and active lifestyle. To start your treatment journey, contact us today and schedule your initial appointment at the location that is right for you.