Kerrville: Find Relief For Persistent Neck Pain

Health & Wellness

September, 2020



Approximately one-third of the population will experience neck pain in any given year, which can get worse if left untreated. In severe cases, surgery may even be needed. However, at Kerrville Physical Therapy Center, we want to do everything we can to help you avoid that. Changes in the alignment of your neck can cause a variety of symptoms such as neck tension, headaches, migraines, and even radiating pain or numbness to the arms and hands. Fortunately, physical therapy can help you regain your normal, pain-free function. How does physical therapy help with neck pain? Physical therapy has proven successful in relieving long-term symptoms in patients experiencing both acute and chronic neck pain. This evidence is further illustrated in a 2017 qualitative systematic review conducted by the National Institutes of Health, titled “The efficacy of manual therapy and exercise for treating non-specific neck pain: A systematic review.” This review analyzes a number of studies providing evidence for manual therapy and exercise treatments for patients with different stages of non-specific neck pain. Researchers

pulled information from Medline, Cochrane- Register-of-Controlled-Trials, PEDro, and Embase. According to the researchers, one of themajor takeaway points listed in the conclusion is that “combining different forms of [manual therapy] with exercise is better than [manual therapy] or exercise alone.” Results from the 23 studies chosen for reviewdemonstrated patient success across the board when pairingmanual therapy with targeted exercises for neck pain. Results conclude that physical therapy is a proven successful treatment for patients suffering from neck pain, and manual therapy and exercise methods are the most effective in helping patients regain their optimum levels of function. The systematic review mentioned above verifies that manual therapy and exercise are two of the most effective treatments for relieving neck pain in patients. At Kerrville Physical Therapy Center, those are two methods that we commonly incorporate into treatment plans for neck pain relief, and we have noticed significant success in them.

Contact Kerrville Physical Therapy Center FOR NECK PAIN RELIEF!

At your initial evaluation, one of our licensed physical therapists will analyze any limitations that may be caused by your neck pain. They will then design a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Our main focus is helping you overcome discomfort and limitations as quickly as possible, so you can get back to living your daily life without worrying about pain. Manual, or “hands-on” treatments consist of special techniques designed to reduce the stiffness in the neck and improve range of motion. Targeted exercises focus on the root of the pain, in order to strengthen, build, and improve themuscles

and tissues in the neck. Treatments will focus on improving posture to aid in the recovery of the neck muscles, as well as avoiding re-injury in the future. Additional treatment services may also be included as your physical therapist deems fit, based on the nature of your condition. If you have been suffering fromneck pain, don’t hesitate to contact Kerrville Physical Therapy Center today. We’ll get to the root of your neck pain and determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started on the first steps toward saying goodbye to your neck pain!

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To THANK YOU for choosing our physical therapy practice, we are offering a FREE Physical Therapy Analysis! Limited to the first 25 patients to call. SCHEDULE YOUR FREE ANALYSIS BY CALLING 830-896-7377 TODAY! EXPIRES 09-28-20


• Cervical & Pelvic Traction • Hivamat

• Kinesio Taping • Epley Maneuver • Ultrasound • Electric Stimulation

• Physical Therapy • Massage Therapy


At Kerrville Physical Therapy Center, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.

It’s time to visit Kerrville Physical Therapy Center if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

Rainforest Smoothies

INGREDIENTS • 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks

• 1/2 cup frozen chopped kale • 2 cups reduced-fat milk or plant- based milk • 2 tbsp honey

DIRECTIONS In a blender, purée the ingredients until smooth. Divide between 2 glasses. Enjoy!


SIDE NECK STRETCH Place one hand on the side of your head, then pull your head towards your shoulder. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat on both sides. Stretches neck Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to keep you moving...

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FORWARD NECK TUCK Sit with good posture then place one hand behind your head and slowly pull your head in the direction of your armpit. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat on each side as needed. Strengthens lower body

The above exercises are designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.


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