Do you find yourself constantly rubbing your neck, trying to make it feel better? Is it hard to turn your head to the side like when you are checking your blind spot? Are you limiting your exercise due to your neck pain?
Or, maybe you know someone who limits their activity because their neck gets stiff and painful after doing yard work, playing golf, or bike riding.
Over 30% of people report they have neck pain. Of those 50% will continue to have problems without any real answers or solutions.
Many people have tried difference approaches to solve their neck pain. They may have gone to see a Physical Therapist who gave them exercises that seemed to make their pain worse. The truth is, those other practitioners failed to give them an accurate diagnosis.
Without an accurate diagnosis, treatment fails.
It can be difficult for someone who is not a specialist to diagnose the root cause of neck pain.
There are a few reasons…
- 1The anatomy of your neck is intricate. The rest of your spine is predictable and uniform. But, your neck has different shaped vertebra that act very specifically to do their job correctly. If you do not have expert training, it is easy to miss things and not get an accurate diagnosis.
- 2Shoulder pain is often confused with neck pain. People often feel pain in their shoulder but the problem is actually in their neck. If you have a shoulder problem that hasn’t gotten better, it is probably a misdiagnosed neck problem.
- 3Your core strength has a lot to do with how your neck functions. Having good support through your core allows your head to sit on top of your spine pain free. This will decrease tension in your muscles as they are not working so hard to hold your head on top of your body. This is why a holistic approach to assessment and treatment is required for neck pain. The symptom of neck pain may be due to a root cause elsewhere in the body.
Here at Physical Therapy for everyBODY, we have made “finding the root” Step 2 in our 5 step process. Step 1 is “Getting To Know You” where we get to hear your story and learn more about your journey. This helps us to understand your body, what you have tried already, and the goals you are looking to achieve.
Step 2 involves a head to toe assessment so we can figure out the root cause of your symptoms. We have designed a holistic assessment that allows us to figure out the source of the pain and also to look at all the contributing factors. Together we plot out the journey that will take you from where you are to where you want to be.
If you are looking for help with your neck pain right now, check out our FREE guide to neck pain right here! The report comes right to you E-mail and is loaded with tips you can use right now.
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