The physical therapists of Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in the Woodbridge, New Jersey office understand the importance of keeping your neck in good working order. After all, the neck is a complex structure of muscles, nerves and vertebrae tasked with the important job of keeping your head upright and steady. Neck problems can radiate up to the head to cause headaches and migraines or down the spine to cause pain in the back or limbs. Fortunately, Arrow Physical Therapy provides patients with personalized treatment plans for many common neck pain conditions.
Though most commonly associated with car accidents, whiplash can occur whenever the head is suddenly jolted backward and then forward causing neck strain. While neck pain and stiffness are the most common symptoms, patients who suffer from whiplash may also experience:
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Numbness or tingling in the neck and shoulders
- Difficulty sleeping
- Neck instability or weakness
In most mild cases of whiplash, treatment is focused on reducing tension, stiffness and pain. This can involve ice, stretching exercises or massage therapy. In more serious cases where there may be structural damage, building strength and stability in the neck muscles is vital.
A natural part of getting older is the normal wear and tear that our body experiences. This can include the wearing down of cartilage that protects are bones from rubbing together and causing pain. The loss of this cartilage can cause pain and compress nerves in the neck causing pain, tingling and numbness down the limbs.
Treatment is focused on increasing range of motion and decreasing pressure on the nerves. Neck exercises and joint mobilization techniques can be utilized to help improve flexibility in the neck to and reduce pain.
Scheduling neck pain treatment with Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Though neck pain can seem debilitating, it is not something that you have to endure. The caring therapists of Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Woodbridge, New Jersey are experts in treating neck pain and helping our patients find relief. If you suffer from chronic neck pain, contact us today to set up your initial appointment.