Neck pain, also sometimes referred to as Cervicalgia, can be present in many forms and be the result of a variety of underlying conditions. Problems in the neck are very common and affect millions of people each year.
Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other musculoskeletal problems. It may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves that are located near the cervical vertebrae.
Physical therapy can effectively treat most types of neck pain. Therapists utilize manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise and specific modalities tailored to an individual’s specific concerns. Education regarding steps you can take to prevent recurrence in the future are essential to long term neck health.