Back and Neck Pain
Each year, millions of Americans are impacted by back and neck pain. Studies show that at one point or another, 80% of the U.S. population will be affected by back pain. Back aches and back pain may occur for many different reasons. Most people experience back pain as a result of sprains/strains, injuries, lifting improperly, or sitting for prolonged periods. There are lots of options available to treat back pain but many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of pain. Our physical therapists find the actual cause of back pain, which could include muscle weakness, poor movement, and poor spinal coordination.
Neck pain is also very common and can generate pain or limited mobility in the shoulder, arm, or hand. Headaches and migraines are sometimes triggered by an underlying neck problem. Many patients complain about aches or tenderness in the neck, and sometimes shooting sharp pains around there. Often, the problems causing neck pain are tightened muscles and poor posture from daily stress, sitting for prolonged periods in front of computers, and inactivity.
Our physical therapists are experts in helping patients quickly resolve their back and neck pain. During evaluation, we discuss history, examine your spine, and evaluate movement, strength, walking, and coordination. Our therapists will design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function.