Most episodes of neck pain occur because of muscle strain or other soft tissue sprain. Neck pain could also be the result of a traumatic event like whiplash. Generally neck pain clears up on its own, but if neck pain is continuous, accompanied by numbness or arm pain, you should see a medical professional. Neck pain that develops gradually and after specific neck positions and activities is also common.
Neck strain is not a serious injury, however the pain and dysfunction it causes can be serious. Neck strain can be the result of too much time in awkward positions, or sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Other causes could be carrying a heavy object to one side or a traumatic event to the neck like whiplash.
Stiff neck is characterized by soreness in the neck and difficulty moving the neck. It can also be accompanied by headache, or shoulder and arm pain. Stiff neck can be caused by muscle strain or sprain, meningitis/infection, or cervical spine disorder.
Woodlands Chiropractic practices the latest treatments in neck pain in St. Cloud, MN. Our physical therapists can help you combat neck pain through a series of neck pain exercises designed specifically for you. Generally, a neck exercise plan consists of a combination of aerobic conditioning, strengthening and stretching exercises, and possibly trigger point exercises.
Our physical therapists will create an exercise plan that will incorporate a combination of the following exercises. We utilize a mixture of both modern and traditional physical therapy techniques to bring our patients relief from neck pain.
Neck Stretches: Stretching exercises can extend or preserve elasticity in affected joints and the neck's range of motion. Neck stretching should be done every day, and some stretches should be done several times a day.
Neck Strengthening: These exercises are generally done every other day. They are designed to stop or decrease flare ups from pain.
Aerobic Conditioning: These exercises increase blood flow to the soft tissue and muscles of the neck which increases the range of motion. Also after 30 to 40 minutes of aerobic exercise, endorphins are released that are natural painkillers that reduce neck pain.
Woodlands Chiropractic is a comprehensive health care clinic that that provides some of the most effective treatment for neck pain in St Cloud, MN, and the surrounding Midwest. Our team is comprised of a diverse group of health care experts in the areas of physiotherapy and rehabilitative medicine. We provide multiple options for our patients such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, electro-dermal screenings, massage, and more. Your health is important-especially your ability to move without pain.
If you are suffering from neck pain in St. Cloud, MN, or the greater Midwest, and want to explore physical therapy techniques, or simply improve your health through mobility contact us at: 320-240-0300 to schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists.