How to find neck pain treatment in Wexford, Pennsylvania

Wexford, PA Neck Pain

The neck is one of the most intricate parts of the body tasked with the vital job of holding your head upright. The physical therapists of Panther Physical Therapy in Wexford, Pennsylvania understand the importance of a healthy cervical spine to your overall well-being. For patients who suffer from chronic neck pain, the stiffness and tension can make looking over your shoulder an impossible dream. The Panther Physical Therapy office in Wexford, Pennsylvania can help patients treat and reduce their neck pain symptoms.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can be caused by a wide range of factors, some genetic and some trauma related. Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Wear and tear
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis which narrows spaces in the spinal column compressing nerves
  • Whiplash or sudden trauma to the neck
  • Poor posture and forward head position

Symptoms of neck pain

Many people who experience neck pain may not need physical therapy or specialized treatment to recover. However, there are certain symptoms to look for where medical treatment should be sought immediately:

  • Tingling or numbness in the neck
  • Weakness or instability of the neck
  • Shooting pain down the shoulder and arm
  • Continues for several days without improvement

Treatments for neck pain

The primary goal of physical therapy is to restore normal function to the neck. This will often include stretches and range of motion exercises to reduce tension. Strengthening the muscles of the neck will help reduce recurrence of the injury.

Massage and trigger point therapy can help reduce tension, while posture exercises can help align the body to reduce pain related to poor posture. Panther Physical Therapy works with the patient to develop a personalized treatment plan to meet the patient’s goals.

Scheduling neck pain treatment with Panther Physical Therapy

Still not sure if physical therapy treatment for your neck pain is right for you? Panther Physical Therapy offers a free 15-minute patient screening and consultation. You can also ask questions about your treatment options and goals. Contact us today to set up your initial appointment.