Neck Pain: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Neck pain, also known as cervicalgia, is a common ailment. Approximately 25%-33% of the American population and 330 million people globally experience neck pain over their lifetimes. Thankfully, for the majority of those suffering from neck pain, conservative treatment by a Physical Therapist can restore movement and provide pain relief.

What are some common causes of neck pain?

Cervicalgia In-Clinic Therapy

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,

Modality: Neck Traction

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.