Do you have trouble sitting up straight in your chair at work, tilting your head down to tie your shoes, or even lying down at night to go to sleep? Your neck is an important part of your body, and you use it several times a day for everyday movements. Therefore, any painful sensations can make even the simplest day-to-day functions difficult.
The American Physiotherapy Association (APTA) states that approximately one-third of the population will experience neck pain in any given year. If you are suffering from neck pain, you know how debilitating and uncomfortable it can be. Neck pain can become severe if left untreated, and in some severe cases, surgical correction may even be needed.
Fortunately, physiotherapy can help get you back to your normal, pain-free life. Many of our patients are able to find neck pain relief every year with the help of our licensed Burlington physiotherapists. If you have been suffering from neck pain, contact Elite Physiotherapy Clinic, Progressive Sports Performance, or Total Health Link today to schedule a consultation.
There are a number of reasons why you may be experiencing neck pain. For most people, neck pain typically runs from the base of their skull to the top of their shoulder blades, settling in the back of the neck. The severity of the pain varies from person to person – some report feeling a constant dull ache, while others feel sharp and stabbing pains. Additional symptoms may also include:
The most common cause of neck pain is damage to the tissues or bone structures in the neck. This can be caused by a sudden injury or it may develop over time from repetitive overuse. However, certain degenerative conditions can also lead to neck pain. Some common conditions that may be causing the pain in your neck include:
According to WebMD, one of the best methods for treating neck pain is physiotherapy. At your initial appointment, one of our dedicated Burlington physiotherapists will conduct a physical evaluation to analyze the range of motion in your neck, as well as any limitations you have as a result of the pain you are experiencing. Your physiotherapist will diagnose your condition, and from there, an individualized treatment plan will be designed for your specific needs. Your physiotherapist will work with you to understand the goals and expectations of each step in your personalized treatment plan, with the main focus of overcoming your neck pain and recovering as quickly as possible.
Our treatments for neck pain at Elite Physiotherapy Clinic Progressive Sports Medicine, and Total Health Link typically include manual or “hands-on” therapy, which consists of special techniques designed to reduce the stiffness of your neck and improve its range of motion. Your physiotherapist will also create targeted exercises as part of your treatment plan, in order to build, strengthen, and improve the muscles and tissues in your neck. Another focus of your treatment plan will be on improving your posture to aid in the recovery of your neck muscles and avoid re-injury in the future. Your physiotherapist may decide to add additional treatment methods to your treatment plan as deemed fit, including ice and heat therapies, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound.
Don’t let the pain in your neck limit your daily life any longer. Contact Elite Physiotherapy Clinic, Progressive Sports Medicine, or Total Health Link today at Burlington, ON to schedule an appointment at our Burlington physiotherapy office. We will set you up with a consultation and get you started on the road toward long-lasting pain relief!