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- 10th Street
It is estimated that neck pain affects approximately 30% of the US population each year & can be caused by sudden trauma or by long-term problems in the spine. People with neck pain may experience stiffness in the neck, and may describe the pain as: Sharp Stabbing Dull Aching Throbbing Tingling Neck pain caused by irritated nerves. This condition is called “radiculopathy.” Your physical therapist can help determine if this condition is occurring, and will work closely with your physician and surgeon to determine the correct treatment. Neck pain can cause any of the following symptoms: Pain in the neck, upper back, shoulders, arms, or hands Numbness or tingling in the neck, shoulders, arms, or hands Weakness in the arms Increased pain when coughing, sneezing, reaching, or sitting Inability to stand straight or sit up straight Stiffness when trying to move, or a feeling of being "stuck" in a position such as stooped forward, or with the head leaning to the side Tight muscles Headaches Inability to remain in one position for a long period of time, such as sitting or standing, due to pain Pain that is worse in the morning or at night Difficulty sleeping due to pain How Can a Physical Therapist Help? Recent research has shown that physical therapy is a better treatment than surgery or pain medication (such as opioids) for relieving many cases of neck pain and often can help people avoid the need for surgery or medication altogether. Your physical therapist will work with you to design a specific treatment program that will speed your recovery, including exercises and treatments that you can do at home to help you return to your normal lifestyle and activities. Reduce pain/symptoms. Your physical therapist will help you understand how to avoid or modify the activities that caused the injury, so healing can begin. He or she may use different types of treatments to control and reduce your symptoms. These may include gentle hands-on techniques, known as manual therapy; specific neck movements that you will be taught to perform yourself; and the use electrical stimulation or traction.
4801 10th St, Great Bend, KS, USA