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“Is It Possible To Live Without Neck Pain & Headaches?” Here’s What You Need To Do When Your Regular Treatment Plans Don’t Work Anymore
The Physical Therapists At Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc. Will Guide You To Pain Relief!
Relief That Works
Do you suffer from frequent neck pain and headaches? People literally live on acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for years because they constantly have a nagging headache, induced by muscle spasms in the neck. A concern with those who have frequent headaches, is an underlying neck problem that may go untreated. The Cause of Most Headaches Headaches can range from minor nagging pains, to full-blown migraines that knock you off your feet for a day or two. Any headache, whether tremendous pain or not, should be a warning sign that the muscles in your spine and neck may be too tight and tense. Prolonged
muscle tension may cause you to feel stiff and achy. One may feel pain in the shoulders, neck, upper back and even radiating out to the upper arms. Most people who have headaches complain about having neck and shoulder pain. The most intense pain usually lies directly in the back and upper sides of the neck. The pain then radiates into the shoulder area. This is why many people who have headaches treat themselves to frequent neck and shoulder massages. Physical therapy can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.
Physical therapy goes beyond massages to evaluate and treat the root cause of your pain. Muscular tightness may lead to poor joint movement and weakness. Our physical therapy experts are trained in specialized, hands-on treatments to quickly reduce your pain. You may also benefit from a technique called trigger point dry needling, to decrease trigger points that are perpetuating your muscular pain. Furthermore you can enjoy the added benefits of corrected posture and improved motion. We help to train you in gentle exercises and self-help techniques to relieve neck pain and headaches independently and prevent the problem from reoccurring.
“ Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. ” - National Institutes of Health, 2010
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