Fortunately,neckpaincanbealleviatedwithphysicaltherapy.Neck pain is often caused byover-activity, sustained postural positions or poor posture. Sometimes changing activity, postural positions and even “no activity” can help. Beforeyou contact a professional, tryreducingpainfulneckmovements,changingposturalpositions, and getting up from your desk more often. Sometimes, simply letting your neck muscles relax is enough. If you don’t see relief within two weeks, contact a professional. Physical therapists can target your pain’s source by examining yoursymptoms.Theycan performmanual therapyand prescribe exercisesthatstrengthenyourneckstabilizersandstretchandrelax your symptomatic neck muscles. In time, your neck will become moreresilient–givingyouthecomfortyoudeserve.Yourtherapist will provide you with a custom-tailored home exercise program to asure your neck stays loose, limber, and healthy. Ifyou are dealingwith neck pain,you are not alone. Call ourclinic todayandscheduleanassessment.Even ifyourneckpain iscaused by stress, it still needs attention. We will work with you to set appropriate goals, create a proactive, effective program to meet those goals, and help you decrease pain and improve mobility in your neck. Call Iberia Sports & Rehabilitation at 337.367.3331 to schedule your appointment today! How Physical Therapy Can Help
Side Flexion Stretch Sit with good posture. Slowly lower your ear towards your shoulder as far as you comfortablycan.Then,useyour arm toguideyourheadslightly further until you feel a gentle stretch in your neck. Return to starting position. Repeat 6-10 times.
Cervical Retraction Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behindyourneck.Tuckchin like youarenodding ‘yes.’Drawyour chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times.
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