How do you get rid of neck pain?
Neck pain usually stems from tight inflamed muscles in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, resulting in muscle soreness and stiffness, reduced range of motion, and spasms
The most common causes of neck pain include poor posture, muscle strain, and whiplash injuries. To treat neck pain, a physiotherapist may use a mix of manual therapy, strength training, and other modalities such as dry needling or TENS.
The time it takes to relieve neck pain varies from person to person and based on the severity of the injury and other factors. The best way to reduce your risk of developing neck pain is to practice good posture and change your positions frequently so that you are not putting unwanted stress on certain neck muscles.
What are some symptoms associated with neck pain?
Tightness or inflammation in the muscles of the neck can cause neck pain, stiffness, and discomfort.
The most common symptoms associated with neck pain are:
- Soreness & stiffness in the neck and tops of shoulders
- Reduced range of motion or movement of the neck
- Muscle tightness and spasms
- Cervicogenic headaches
- Pain radiating down the arm
- Numbness, tingling, and arm weakness
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain is most commonly caused by strained muscles in the neck, shoulders, and upper back but can also be caused by other conditions in the body.
Neck pain can develop from:
- Poor posture & poor sleeping posture
- Whiplash injuries
- Arthritic conditions (ex: osteoporosis)
- Auto-immune diseases (ex: rheumatoid arthritis)
- Nerve compression
- Muscle strain
- Muscle overuse
How do you relieve neck pain?
At The Bridge, we help relieve neck pain with a personalized treatment plan based on an individual’s history and the severity of neck pain.
Our treatment plans for neck pain can include:
- Manual therapy, including joint mobilizations and soft tissue mobilizations
- Provided exercise program, focussed on range of motion, strengthening the neck, upper back and scapular (shoulder blade) region, which all impact posture.
- Provided modalities such as heat, ice, TENS, and dry needling