Neck Pain Relief
I was suffering from chronic neck pain and migraines for years when I was referred to Marketplace Riverwalk. I wasn't sure it would even help, because I had just gotten used to being in discomfort. And not to be dramatic, but I was uncomfortable the point of being miserable most every day. After an assessment, I got set up with a plan that worked on not only fixing the underlying problem, but alleviating the chronic pain.
I’ve been coming to Marketplace Physical Therapy on and off for 3 years. I started coming due to severe pain in my neck and shoulder blade area. I could barely stand to put my arm down, it would get spasms, and terrible pain. The Therapists here at Marketplace almost immediately knew how to relieve the pain.
Find Neck Pain Relief with Physical Therapy
Do you find it difficult to sit up straight in your desk chair, tilt your head down to tie your shoes, or even lay your head down on your pillow at night to go to sleep? The neck is an integral part of everyday movements. Let’s get down to the bottom of how to find neck pain relief so you can feel better! Don’t let neck pain limit you from doing the things you normally do with ease in your daily life.
If you are experiencing neck pain, you are not alone. In fact, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), approximately one-third of the population experiences neck pain every year. If left untreated, neck pain can lead to some serious conditions, and surgical correction may even be needed. Fortunately, physical therapy can help treat your pain before it gets to that point.
If you have been living with neck pain, contact Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed Riverside, Corona, Chino, Redlands, and Beaumont, CA physical therapists. We’ll evaluate your condition and relieve your pain, so you can get back to comfortably living your daily life!
What’s causing my pain?
Neck pain is commonly felt from the base of the skull to the top of their shoulder blades, settling in the back of the neck. Neck pain can vary from dull, constant aches, to sharp and stabbing pains. Additional symptoms that can accompany neck pain include:
- Discomfort and pain when remaining in the same position for too long
- Muscle stiffness and tightness in the upper body
- Arm weakness
- Numbness or tingling
- Inability to fully stand up or sit up straight
- Loss of sleep due to pain and discomfort
There are several conditions that may lead to neck pain. Damage to the tissues or bone structures in the neck is the leading cause of neck pain. This damage can occur from a sudden injury or develop over time from repetitive overuse. Certain degenerative diseases may also lead to neck pain.
Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:
- Muscle strains. Overuse can cause the muscles in the back of your neck to become strained. Even something as simple as sitting at your desk all day with your neck craned toward the computer screen can lead to a strain in your neck muscles.
- Injuries. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting in neck pain. It is called a “strain” injury, due to the rapid back-and-forth motion that the neck experiences. Whiplash occurs in car accidents, rollercoasters, or high-impact sports collisions, and it affects the soft tissues in the back of the neck.
- Illnesses. Certain diseases and ailments can result in neck pain. Here are some of the illnesses that link to neck pain: rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, and even cancer.
- Nerve compression. If you have a herniated disc in your neck, the nerves that branch out from your spinal cord can become compressed. In some cases, nerve pain can even result in “radiculopathy,” which is a condition where pain extends from the neck all the way down to the hands and fingers.
- Joint degeneration. Any joint in your body is susceptible to age-related erosion, and your neck is no exception. Conditions such as osteoarthritis, reduce the cartilage between the vertebrae in the neck, resulting in moderate to severe pain.
How can my neck pain be treated?
Physical therapy is the safest and most effective method for neck pain relief. At your initial appointment, our dedicated physical therapists will evaluate your neck and note any areas of concern. All of our therapists are equally qualified at our 5 clinic locations in Riverside, Corona, Chino, Redlands, and Beaumont, CA. Our physical therapists will diagnose your condition and then create a personalized treatment plan for you.
At Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, we use some of the following treatments for neck pain.
- Manual therapy, which consists of special techniques designed to reduce the stiffness of your neck and improve its range of motion.
- Targeted stretches and exercises aimed at building, strengthening, and improving the muscles and tissues in your neck.
- Ice therapy
- Heat therapy
- Electrical stimulation
If your neck pain is limiting your daily life, don’t wait any longer to seek help. Contact our Riverside, Corona, Chino, Redlands, and Beaumont, CA physical therapy office today to schedule your appointment. At Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, we are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need for neck pain recovery and relief!