Neck physiotherapy and neck pain treatment
When addressing neck pain treatment with neck physiotherapy, we see a wide variety of acute and traumatic injuries caused by overuse or repetitive stress. With a traumatic injury such as whiplash from a car accident or a fall, our Oakville physiotherapy centre will help prevent secondary complications from these injuries, and return you safely to activity. Chronic/overuse conditions resulting in neck pain treatment are becoming more common as a result of people, both kids and adults, spending most of the day sitting at a desk, looking down at work, a computer, or using handheld devices. Neck physiotherapy is a very effective treatment option.
The flexion positions listed above, combined with poor posture, put a lot of extra stress on the muscles that stabilize and control the movement of the head and neck. When muscles become overworked the tension in the muscles increases, which can cause inflammation, requiring neck pain treatment in the form of neck physiotherapy. The increase in muscle tension puts abnormal stress through the joints of the neck, which if allowed to continue for a long period of time can lead to joint stiffness, or a decrease in mobility, and an abnormal wearing down of the protective cartilage on the bony surfaces of the joint. This can lead to an early onset of degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis or disc degenerative disease (DDD).
Our Oakville physiotherapy centre will work to manage the inflammation to promote an optimum environment for healing through manual techniques, modalities and icing instructions. We will use manual techniques and a prescribed stretching program to decrease muscle tension, taking stress off the healing tissues. We will work on the mobility of the joints in your neck, making sure everything is positioned and moving as it should to ensure proper muscle activation of your stability muscles in the neck and core, as well as increase their strength and endurance, through developing an appropriate exercise program. We will give you neck pain treatment tips, and exercises to help improve your posture, and develop better work position habits to help prevent this condition from coming back!
If you are in need of neck pain treatment, neck physiotherapy is the answer.