How does Physiotherapy help with the treatment of neck pain

How does Physiotherapy help with the treatment of neck pain

One of the frequent occurrence nowadays, which probably everyone suffers from is neck pain. Before you shrug it off as something trivial, take a moment to think about it. How much time do you spend texting, flicking through social media or emailing from your smartphone or smart device?

If your answer is a lot or more than you should, and you are suffering from acute neck pain. It is one that is seen in a growing number of patients and is a repetitive strain injury.

If you are suffering from neck pain, you are not alone. With two-thirds of the population suffering from neck pain at some point in their lives, neck pain has become a common problem. Neck pain can be acute or can sometimes become chronic.

The more common causes of neck pain include:

  • Stress and some mental health issues

  • Prolonged poor postures; incorrect postures; sustained postures

  • Muscular strains

  • Minor injuries

  • Motor vehicle accidents.

Can physiotherapy assist with neck pain?

  • Neck pain can be successfully treated with physiotherapy for neck pain. However, neck pain physiotherapy is not solely about joints and neck muscles. For a sore or stiff neck, the application of a heating pack is often recommended because the blood flow is increased to the affected area by using a heating pack which helps the muscle to recover quickly.
  • It has been found that a combination of neck, joint and muscle treatment performed as part of physiotherapy for neck pain and some specific strengthening exercises are effective ways to eliminate your neck pain.  The good news is that you can also reduce your chances of neck pain returning significantly by neck physiotherapy assessment.

Other quick fixes for neck pain as part of physiotherapy

If you are suffering from neck pain, the first step is to book for a neck physiotherapy assessment to get to the root of the problem. To treat cervical disc disease, sometimes simple home interventions are enough, in which an abnormality in one or more discs that lie between the vertebrae causes neck pain.

Neck pain physiotherapy will help in treating abnormalities related to neck pain. The physiotherapist will show you how to improve your posture, strengthen your neck, and how you can prevent neck pain from recurring as part of physiotherapy neck pain. In majority, physiotherapy for neck includes specific exercises recommended by the physiotherapists can help ease discomfort and restore movement.

When you visit a physiotherapist, first of all, a complete evaluation will be done as part of physiotherapy neck pain. Then, the physiotherapist will assess how well you can move your neck. As part of physiotherapy for neck, some symptoms may be asked such as pain in the neck or between the shoulder blades, numbness or tingling in the shoulder or arm. To identify limitations or dysfunctions that may contribute to your pain, the physiotherapist will assess the joint function in your neck.

Stretching, Strengthening, and Straightening Up

Physiotherapy treatment for neck pain includes several exercises that your physiotherapist can use to relieve stiffness, strengthening the area, and restore normal function of the neck. Treatments such as electrical stimulation, cold or heat application, deep tissue massage, and ultrasound are also used as part of neck pain physiotherapy treatment.

During neck pain physiotherapy treatment, you have to practice a range of exercises such as stretching and strengthening the muscles that support your neck. Apart from that, you will also learn how you can improve your posture. To help you learn proper postures, the physiotherapist might ask you to stand in front of a mirror while exercising so that you can see your mistakes and correct them.

Use of Cervical Pillows for Neck Pain

Another physiotherapy treatment for neck pain includes the use of cervical (neck) pillows. Cervical pillows are designed in such a manner to restrain the neck from moving while you are asleep. However, there is no research as such to prove the effectiveness of neck pillows. It’s a good idea to ask your physiotherapist for a recommendation. Immobilizing the neck by using rigid cervical collars are helpful but are not suitable for long-term use.

Fracture Neck of Femur Physiotherapy Management

The goals of treatment in patients with fracture neck of femur physiotherapy management are to prevent complications, promote healing, and to return to function. This is completed with the use of either surgical or nonsurgical management. Before recommending a treatment plan, several factors are to be considered.                     

To allow healing quickly, a physiotherapist may be useful for reinforcing the physician's instructions for helping the patient modify his or her training program. The athlete can maintain physical fitness and mobility by exercising. The physiotherapist evaluates the patient by using surgical or nonsurgical management that may have prone the patient for the development of a fracture.


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