Spending too much time on your electronic devices can increase your risk for chronic neck pain. At Apex Wellness, experienced physical therapists offer customized physical therapy programs to relieve neck pain. The team designs an exercise program to release muscle tension and increase your neck’s mobility. They also provide personalized wellness services to boost your overall health. Call Apex Wellness or request an appointment online today to learn more about your options for relieving neck pain.
Your neck is responsible for holding up the weight of your head, and the joints in your cervical spine make it possible to move your head in a variety of ways.
There are a number of reasons why you may have neck pain. Acute neck pain that lasts less than six weeks is often the result of poor posture and muscle tension and strains. If your pain is persistent and lasts longer than three months, it’s considered chronic.
Chronic neck pain can develop because of underlying health issues like:
A herniated disc
You may also develop neck pain after a fall or car accident due to whiplash, a soft tissue injury that occurs when your head jerks forcefully back and forth.
To ease pain and improve the flexibility in your neck, Dr. Patel and Dr. Jones customize a physical therapy plan based on the root cause of your condition. They incorporate a variety of exercises that focus on relaxing your neck muscles and on naturally reducing inflammation.
Physical therapy also strengthens the muscles that support your neck and upper spine to reduce your risk for additional injuries and immobility.
During your consultation, the doctors can determine how long you need physical therapy to improve your neck health and prevent additional injuries.
In addition to regular exercise, Dr. Patel and Dr. Jones can recommend lifestyle modifications that reduce the strain on your neck structures, such as practicing good posture and avoiding long periods of sitting without a break.
Apex Wellness also offers comprehensive wellness services to support your overall health. The doctors work closely with you on a nutritional plan to enhance your diet and help you maintain a healthy weight. They also offer stress management resources to reduce tension in your neck muscles that can cause inflammation and pain.
If you’re no longer able to be active because of chronic neck pain, request an evaluation at Apex Wellness by calling the office or by requesting an appointment online today.
*Physical therapy services are provided and determined by state and practitioner. Services are determined upon screening.