Cervicalgia is another name for pain or discomfort in the neck that does not radiate outward into the upper extremities. Cervicalgia is extremely common, with ⅔ of the population experiencing it at some point during their life. This neck pain may feel dull, achy, sharp, or stabbing. The kind of pain experienced depends on the cause of the neck pain.
For Cervicalgia, or non-radiating neck pain, one of the best ways to find relief at home is to heat or ice the neck for about 10 minutes at a time. Icing may be more helpful in the first few days of symptoms, while heat may feel more relieving after that.
Another at home exercise for neck pain is to gently stretch your neck up,
For Cervicalgia, on your first day of physical therapy, you will undergo an examination of your cervical spine to determine the source of your neck pain, neck strength, and range of motion. This examination will enable your physical therapist to design a treatment program specific to you and your recovery. The goal of physical therapy for Cervicalgia will be to reduce your pain/stiffness,
Neck Traction is a modality available at Elite Physical Therapy and Balance. According to some statistics, it is estimated that 30%-50% of people will experience at least one occurrence of neck pain within a one year period by the time they reach middle age. Neck pain or Cervicalgia is defined as pain and discomfort particularly in the back and sides of your neck.
Barb Stull is a patient in our Shelbyville clinic. She has been diagnosed with Cervicalgia, a non-radiating pain in the neck. Barb strained her neck when she was doing some lifting that ultimately pulled a muscle in her neck. The injury has kept her from some daily activities, but most importantly, it has kept her from bowling.