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Physical Therapy For Neck Pain Raleigh-Durham, Fayetteville & Surrounding North Carolina Cities
Neck pain is quite a common complaint, as around one-third of adults experience it each year. Physical therapy is one of the most effective treatment approaches to neck pain. Our physical therapists at BreakThrough Physical Therapy are highly trained and experienced in helping resolve your symptoms of neck pain. They receive extensive education on the anatomy of the neck and how it should function optimally to be symptom-free.
Top Causes of Neck Pain
There are a variety of neck pain causes. The most common is cervical radiculopathy, whiplash after car accidents, poor posture or repetitive movement causing muscle or joint overuse, a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease (DDD), and cervical osteoarthritis. Cervical radiculopathy, disc herniation, DDD, and osteoarthritis occur within the spine and exiting spinal nerves. Depending on the severity of the dysfunction from these four conditions, physicians may recommend surgery or steroid injection to help reduce pain. The research states that total symptom resolution from seeing a physical therapist is not only possible, but it can also have the same or better outcomes as surgery! Symptoms of a neck problem with pain include numbness and tingling down the arm, arm weakness, sharp pain, neck stiffness, and headaches.
Treatments for Neck Pain
Other providers who treat neck pain may suggest surgery, adjustments to move the vertebrae in the neck, or steroid injections to make the pain more tolerable. Physical therapists will focus on reducing the cause of soreness by increasing the range of motion in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, creating more mobility to take pressure off of nerves and restoring muscle balance through exercise to prevent your neck pain from returning. Your physical therapist will teach you how to modify activities that will help accelerate your healing.
Find Neck Pain Solutions with Physical Therapy
If you are looking for neck pain help, come and see one of our experienced physical therapists at BreakThrough. We will collaborate with you, listen to your goals, and set up an individualized plan of care that fits into your lifestyle. Physical therapy focuses on the root cause, not just your symptoms, and the goal is to have long-term pain relief.
Who benefits from our Neck Pain Program?
We tailor our neck pain program to your specific needs. Treatment could include:
- Manual therapy to normalize your range of motion
- Hands on therapy and (soft tissue mobilization) to work on muscle tone
- Exercises to help normalize movement and increase strength
- Mobilization, a hands on technique to move the neck joints and muscles to calm pain and spasms
- Manipulation, a single, brief, quick, small movement to specific spots on your body
- Patient education
- Development of home treatment program
Ready to reclaim your life? BreakThrough is here to help.
Here’s what some of our patients had to say
Working with Pierce and the team at Breakthrough Sports Performance has been a major help to our at Athletes at Liberty Soccer Academy. Their knowledge and professionalism is top class.
BreakThrough Sports Performance has been a tremendous help in the development of the ACS U13 Girls Volleyball team. Just a few short weeks of training you can clearly see the positive impact it has had on their bodies and their approach to the importance of training!
Coach Pierce has been a great asset to our program. His understanding of building the athlete from a fundamental level is of huge benefit to our athletes. Every athlete feels like they are getting the most out of each training session to improve their individual events.
My experience at BreakThrough Sports Performance has been amazing. I’ve been seeing the guys at BreakThrough for 3 years now and feel so much stronger and more mobile swinging the golf club. BreakThrough Sports Performance is different. The trainers will educate you with things you wouldn’t hear anywhere else, like… the importance of your airway…
Training at BreakThrough Sports Performance helps me feel my best. Before I started with BreakThrough there were days where I physically felt that I couldn’t perform the way I needed to. Since training at BreakThrough I feel more prepared to tolerate a high volume of tournaments that I couldn’t do before. I injured my back…
I started working with Breakthrough Sports Performance to help with my back. I was unable to play two rounds in a row but after participating in the golf fitness class I can now play as often as I can without pain. The simple process of a physical assessment, swing assessment and KVest evaluation narrowed down…
I discovered Breakthrough Sports Performance due to an ankle injury. They were able to see within the first 24 hours which greatly improved my recovery time. They provided me with the right physical therapy and treatment needed to get me back on the court faster. Because of the knowledgeable coaches/trainers, and the excellent facilities, I…
Thank you so much! I love you guys and the care I received!
We rate BreakThrough Physical Therapy a 10; we are extremely happy! After having received excellent PT in the past, we had no doubt this was the only place we would trust with our son’s recovery. The warm, welcoming environment makes it a comfortable place to receive therapy. This puts him at ease allowing for the…
After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.
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