Human neck comprises of vertebrae extending from skull to upper torso. The cervical discs act as shock absorbers between the bones. The ligaments, muscles and bones of neck support head and aid motion. But your neck is less protected compared to rest of the spine. It can be susceptible to injury, disorders and inflammation, abnormalities or injury that can lead to stiffness or neck pain, restricting motion.
For some people neck pain is occasional and it disappears with time, but others might need medical diagnosis and treatment for relieving the symptoms. In some cases, neck pain is caused due to overuse or poor posture, while in others it might be caused due to contact sports, injury from a fall, or whiplash.
If you’re experiencing severe neck pain and it continues to ache for more than one week and is accompanied by other symptoms, you really should seek medical attention.
There can be several causes for Neck Pain
Injury and Accidents: Whiplash, hyperextension and/or hyperflexion injury
Degenerative Disorders - osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease
Weak Abdominal Muscles
Stress and Emotional Tension
Prolonged Pain / Neurologic Deficit
Infections, and more.
To get effective treatment for your neck pain, and restore its flexibility and movement, you can rely on physiotherapy. Physiotherapy aids effective diagnosis and treatment for mechanical neck pain and headache. Neck pain leads to deficit in muscle flexibility, muscle strength and endurance. Our physiotherapy center in Milltown NJ, Advance Care Physical Therapy, holds efficiency and expertise in effectively treating neck pain.