Neck Pain and Headaches
What constitutes severe neck pain and headache?
By the time people seek treatment for their neck pain and headaches, it’s not because of the occasional twinge but for problems that have lasted several months. Common complaints include migraines and tension headaches, inability to turn one’s head fully, all-over neck soreness, stabbing pain localized to one spot on the neck, Balance Therapy Exercises or soreness that radiates as far down as the fingertips.
In some cases, the causes of your ache may be obvious — if you’ve recently been in a car accident or suffered a sports injury, for example. However, problems can often develop through poor posture or repeatedly performing the same action. In addition, if you’re often obliged to spend too much time at your desk or in the car, the resulting muscle weakness can add to the problem. You should consider physical therapy for neck and shoulder pain.
What types of physical therapy treat neck pain and headaches?
Patients who seek treatment for their neck-centered issues are often surprised to learn that some other problems they’ve been experiencing might be related. So even if you think you can “live with” not being able to turn your neck fully, other problems can accumulate.
If you have chronic migraines or frequent bouts of tension headache neck pain, a pinched nerve in your neck may be the culprit, rather than your diet or busy schedule.
In addition, you may find that the problems you’ve been having with shoulder mobility — or shooting pains down your arms and hands — often spring from compressed nerves in your upper vertebrae.
- Untreated neck pain and shoulder pain can even lead to issues you might never expect, such as balance problems or trouble gripping objects. That’s because each nerve root in your upper vertebrae is connected to other parts of your body, from your biceps to each of your little fingers.
How can neck pain and headaches be treated?
Once we’ve pinpointed the leading cause of your neck strain, stiffness, and headaches that stem from upper vertebrae issues, Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation we’ll develop a treatment plan with you.
You’ll be taken through moves that build strength and flexibility in your neck strain treatment sessions. Our team of physical therapists will also help you learn how to better position yourself during your daily life to avoid relapses, including ergonomic and posture tips.
Contact us at Sterling, VA center today, so we can help you quickly resolve the debilitating neck pain you’re feeling now – and learn how to prevent it in the future.