Crabapple: Relieving Neck Pain

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“Reel In The Best Treatment For Pain!” RELIEVING NECK PAIN

It is incredible to realize how common neck pain is — especially among Americanadults!More than two-thirdsofU.S.adultswilldevelopneckpain at least once in their life, and the reasons for the neck pain are as varied as the population of the nation itself. Injury, muscle strain and even stress can causesignificant pain in theneckand upper back. If you aren’t careful, a neck injury can lead to chronic pain, and it is even possible for chronic headaches like migraines to develop as a result of regular neck pain. Therearea lotofdifferentways thatyoucan relieveneckpain,but thebest treatment for your personal needs depends entirely on the type of injury that you’ve experienced. Here isaquickbreakdownofwhatcouldbegoingontocauseyourneckpain: If your pain is developing gradually over time and is not the result of any particular injury thatcomes tomind, then itmaybea resultofdegenerative

disc disease. When this develops, you may experience chronic neck pain as a result of fluid-filled sacs that are becoming weakened over time as a resultofstressandstrain. Physical therapycanhelpalleviate thepain from degenerativediscdiseasebyhelping restorebloodcirculationand 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 thishappens,yourpaincouldbea resultofamusclestrainorsprain. When this is the case, then using traditional methods like hot and cold therapy and targeted 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.

If you have been suffering from neck pain, seeing one of our specialists at Crabapple Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today at (770) 686-3700!

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