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“Who Are You Going To Call When You’re In Pain?” RELIEVING NECK PAIN
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Neck pain can be a constant ache or sharp pain with movement, stopping you from enjoying life’s activities. Neck pain is very common affecting approximately two-thirds of the population at one pointoranother.Peoplewithneckpainsuffermainly from one of the following conditions: Degenerative Disc Disease. Thediscsare thefluid- filled sacs between the bones of your neck. The normal aging process shrinks the discs and dries them out. Repeated stress and strain also weakens the tissues thatmakeupadisc.When thishappens, thedisc loses itsability toabsorbshock. In turn, this causes rubbing and changes in the shape of the joints in your neck, which can be painful. Muscle Strain. When there is an injury to the neck or you overuse the shoulder and neck muscles, a strain can occur. When this happens, the neck muscles may go into spasm to help support and protect the sore area. Mechanical Neck Pain. Mechanical pain usually starts from changes in the neck joints. As discs
start tocollapse, thespacebetween theneckbones narrows, and the joints may become inflamed. The pain is usually chronic and is typically felt in the middle part of the neck. However, it may spread from the neck into the upper back or to the outside of the shoulder in some cases. Radiculopathy. Pressureor irritationonoraroundthe nerves of the neck can affect the nerves’ electrical signals. The pressure or irritation can be felt as numbness on the skin, weakness in the muscles or pain along the path of the nerve. Weakness in the spine muscles can cause abnormal pressure on the nerves and increased chance of radiculopathy. If you are suffering from neck pain, our physical therapy is ideal to quickly relieve your pain and prevent it from returning. From long-term neck pain, to recovering from a complicated surgery, we can relieve your pain quickly, returning your natural mobility and strength. Our treatments are designed tohelpeasepainand to improveflexibility,strength, posture and function. We even teach you how to protect your neck in the years ahead.
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