If you struggle with persistent Neck Pain, Max Physiotherapy can offer treatment options that effectively help ease the pain from this ailment.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Your neck, also known as the cervical spine, connects your skull to your upper back by way of 7 bones (called vertebrae) which are held together by several ligaments and moved by dozens of muscles and tendons. It’s an area full of moving parts that allow it a broad range of motion. When something goes wrong with the neck, it can be painful and debilitating.
A sprain to muscles, ligaments, or tendons within the neck area is the usual cause for neck discomfort. Chronic neck pain is often caused by our sedentary lifestyle.
Most minor muscle, ligament, or tendon injuries within the neck will subside with some manual therapy by our Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, and Massage Therapists. Remaining pain-free happens with improved lifestyle factors such as posture and exercise.
What Are Some Common Causes of Neck Pain?
- Overuse and repetitive use
- Injuries such as falls
- Poor posture
- Underlying medical conditions, such as Fibromyalgia
- Nerve Pain, such as Sciatica
- Working long hours on computers, driving and sitting down for extended periods of time can all contribute to general and non-specific aches and pains in the neck and shoulders, mid-back and even into the lower back and hips.
- Sedentary lifestyle
- ‘Tech Neck’ caused by continuous time spent with poor posture while using laptops, desktops, tablets, iPads and phones
What Are Some Common Symptoms of Neck Related Injury?
- Neck pain or stiffness
- Pain or stiffness in the upper back or shoulder girdle
- Tech Neck
- “Heavy Head” Syndrome
- Pain or numbness in the arms, hands or fingers
- Pain in the jaw or face
One common characteristic of chronic neck discomfort is pain that radiates down the arm, sometimes into the palm and fingers. There may also be numbness or tingling. These symptoms are a signal that a nerve is being “pinched,” and they can make daily tasks exhausting. Chiropractic and physiotherapy techniques can often effectively release the pinched nerve to eliminate these painful symptoms and let you feel your best again.
Effective Calgary Neck Pain Treatment
At Max Physiotherapy, we use a combination of treatment modalities to effectively treat Neck Pain. Active Release Technique therapy for clients involves working on the muscles and soft tissues in the neck, shoulders, back, and hips. We also use Cold Laser Therapy to treat neck pain on a cellular level. Cold Laser Therapy helps cells to produce more energy, in turn promoting healing. As the light energy is transformed into biochemical energy in the body, the blood supply to damaged cells is increased and the healing process is stimulated. Shockwave Therapy is another one of the many treatments we use for Neck Pain at Max Physiotherapy!
Our most common treatments for neck pain include:
- Massage Therapy
- Chiropractic Treatment
- Graston Technique
- Spinal Decompression
To learn more about our NE Calgary Neck Pain Treatment, please contact Max Physiotherapy
at (403) 453-5000 to set up your consultation today!