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The Most Effective Relief For Neck Pain Stay A Neck Ahead of Chronic Pain

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The Most Effective Relief For Neck Pain Stay A Neck Ahead of Chronic Pain

Neck pain can be both debilitating and terrifying. When you experience an injury that leaves your neck in severe pain, the thought of not being able to freely turn your head is overwhelmingly stressful. What’s more, the pain itself is unbearable, and since the neck is so sensitive to injury, it is important to be as careful as possible in finding treatment and solutions for the pain. It is incredibletorealizehowcommonneckpain is—especially amongAmericanadults!Morethantwo-thirdsofU.S.adultswill developneckpainat leastonce intheir life,andthereasons for theneckpainareasvariedasthepopulationofthenation itself. Injury,musclestrainandevenstresscancausesignificantpain in theneckandupperback. Ifyouaren’tcareful,aneck injurycan leadtochronicpain,and it isevenpossibleforchronicheadaches like migraines to develop as a result of regular neck pain. There are a lot of different ways that you can relieve neck pain, butthebesttreatmentforyourpersonalneedsdependsentirely on the type of injury that you’ve experienced. What’s Causing The Pain? Ifyourpain isdevelopinggraduallyovertimeand isnottheresult of any particular injury that comes to mind, then it may be a resultofdegenerativediscdisease.Whenthisdevelops,youmay

experiencechronicneckpainasaresultoffluid-filledsacsthat arebecomingweakenedovertimeasaresultofstressandstrain. Physical therapy can help alleviate the pain from degenerative disc disease by helping restore blood circulation and improve range of motion in the neck. This therapy is approached in a careful and deliberate way so as to not cause further pain in the neck region. Sometimes, neck pain develops after a particular injury, such as due to athleticism or even as a result of a car accident or a slip and fall accident. When this happens, your pain could be a result of a muscle strain or sprain. When this is the case, then usingtraditionalmethods likehotandcoldtherapyandtargeted physical therapy treatment can do a lot of good to alleviate the pain. However, attempting exercises on your own could also result in further pain. In some cases, mechanical neck pain can develop as a result of a change in the neck joints. This may develop as a result of a disc collapsing, which causes the space between the bones to become narrow, often causing bones to strike one another, resulting in pain. When this isn’t addressed, mechanical neck pain can spread, causing the pain to become more severe and covering a wider range of the neck.

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Celebrating Our Anniversary! Johnson Physical Therapy & Rehab PC celebrated their 17th year in business in July! In 2002, Najib Johnson PT MTC and Julie Carpenter OTR opened Johnson PT. We started out as a 2 person therapy clinic, providing comprehensive outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy in a 2,000 square foot clinic. We now have 11 employees including 5 physical therapists, 1 physical therapy assistant, 2 occupational therapists and 3 front office staff and have expanded our space to over 4,000 square feet. We proudly serve Montezuma County and surrounding communities providing unmatched care with our experience and expertise. Each of our staff has a unique set of skills to assist our patients in achieving a successful and pleasant rehabilitation experience. We are looking forward to another 17 years! Finally,neckpain issometimescausedbyradiculopathy,whichrefersto pressureor irritation inthenervesoftheneck,whichalterstheelectrical signals in the neck, causing you to feel more pain throughout the day. Physicaltherapycanhelpreducethepressureand irritationsurrounding the nerves, often offering immediate relief from pain and discomfort. These are just some of the frequent causes of neck pain. It is important that you never assume that your neck pain is being caused by one or anotherofthese issues,andthatyou insteadalwaysworkwitha licensed and experienced physical therapist to determine the precise cause of your pain and discomfort. Is Your Neck Pain Caused by Sleep Issues? There isonemorefactorthatoften isnotspokenabout,but it’safrequent causeofneckpainanddiscomfort:sleeping issues.Sometimes,sleeping in a certain position or sleeping on a mattress or pillow that is too soft

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Patient Success Spotlight “Before coming to Johnson Physical Therapy I had pain in my neck, shoulder and arm. I was feeling weaker and had no strength. I was getting frustrated with how I was feeling. Since coming to therapy and working with Serae, I no longer have daily pain and I am gaining strength. The exercises are really helpful and very specific to my needs. I would recommend Johnson PT to my family and friends!”

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Staff Spotlight Serae Mele, DPT Dr. Serae Mele PT, DPT joined the Johnson Physical Therapy team in 2018 after graduating from the University of St. Augustine in Austin, TX. She is from Rio Rancho, NM and went to Fort Lewis College in Durango, where she participated in soccer through high school and college. Serae is specialized in Manual therapy and has skilled training and knowledge of orthopedic, neurological, athletic, and geriatricrehabilitation.Sheenjoysworkingwithandhelpingpatientsofallages to help them reach their full potential. She is manual therapy trained and works with mobilizing jointsaswellassoft tissuemobilization tohelprelievepainandrestore normal motion; she is skilled in working with patients with joint replacements and helps to return them to normal daily living. Serae’s early competitive athletic background helps her to treat both the competitive and recreational athlete in a comprehensive manner. When Serae is not working, she enjoys being outdoors whether it be hiking, traveling, snowshoeing, or snowboarding.

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