Physical therapy is one of the fastest ways to relieve neck pain because it addresses the problem area specifically and immediately affects the problem. Physical therapy, like that offered by GoTherex, helps you restore your range of motion with decreased or no pain at all, so that you can get back in the game right away.
“Pain in the neck” is a phrase that has come to mean something difficult, painful, and completely bothersome. If you experience neck pain regularly, you know why this phrase is used that way. Neck pain can limit your activities and keep you from enjoying or even doing the things that matter most to you.
Neck pain can be acute pain that lasts less than four weeks, subacute pain that lasts 4-12 weeks and chronic pain that lasts three months or more. There is no exhaustive list of things that could be responsible for neck pains, but here are some of them:
Sitting long hours slouched or hunched in front of the television or computer puts pressure on the neck and back. When this is done over a long period without changing position or stretching, it can lead to neck pains.
When you sleep, and your posture is not correctly aligned, or you twist your neck in the process, you will wake with pains and stiffness in your neck.
You probably are wondering if it is possible to overuse your neck and how it happens. When your neck is turned in some directions repeatedly, like swimming or dancing over an extended period, neck pains can develop. The repetitive motion causes stress to the muscles and ligaments.
Trauma occurs when force is dealt directly to the neck or areas that affect the neck. This force causes the neck to move out of position, thereby resulting in injuries that cause neck pains. Accidents fall, and some contact sports are ways in which trauma can occur.
Neck injuries that occur with the sudden movement of your neck are called whiplash, and they can be painful when they occur.
The discs in between the vertebrae degenerate over time with age. When this happens, it can lead to all sort of conditions that causes pains in the neck and back.
The intervertebral discs have a protective outer layer. When this layer tears partially or entirely, it may lead to the leak of the jelly-like inner layer, which can cause inflammation and pains in your neck.
Cervical osteoarthritis is a situation where the protective cartilages in the joint wear and tear. The wear and tear make the smooth movement between bones problematic, leading to inflammation which causes pain in the neck.
Injury, genetics, weight and occupation are also some causes of cervical osteoarthritis apart from age.