Neck Pain
Neck Pain

Conditions Treated

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Headaches & Facial Pain

Neck Pain

Back & Rib Pain

Low Back Pain

Knee & Foot Pain

Shoulder & Hand Pain

Abdominal Pain


Neck Pain

Cervical strain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems that is seen in the physical therapy clinic. One cause of cervical strain is termed cervical acceleration-deceleration injury, commonly know as whiplash. Whiplash, one of the most common results of nonfatal car injuries, is one of the most poorly understood disorders of the spine, and the severity of the trauma is often not correlated with the seriousness of the clinical problems. Nor is there any direct correlation between the speed of impact or vehicle damage and the amount of long term pain and dysfunction. Pain from motor vehicle accidents can continue for yearsif not properly treated. Physical therapy treatment for neck pain includes: massage, myofascial mobilization, joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain, postural correction, stretching, strengthening and in some cases Cranio-sacral therapy.

Cervical Disc Disorders

Cervical disc disorders include herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP), degenerative disc disease (DDD), and internal disc disruption (IDD). In extreme cases surgery may be required to solve these problems. However surgery should only be considered a last resort. Most of these problems can be relieved with physical therapy treatment. Treatments include: traction, myofascial mobilization, joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain and postural correction, and altering some activities. Quite often the pain is relieved when the tight muscles and fascia surrounding the neck is released.

Shoulder and Neck Pain

Pain attributed to muscle and its surrounding fascia has been termed myofascial pain. In the cervical spine, the muscles most often implicated in myofascial pain are the trapezius, levator scapulae, rhomboids, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus. This type of pain may be associated with trigger points, myofascial restrictions and restricted joint mobility. This type of pain is often associated with sitting at a computer, reading, and other activities that require continuous or prolonged use of the arms. Effective treatments include: trigger point release, myofascial mobilization, joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain, massage and postural correction.

Therapies Offered

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