How to relieve a sore neck

How to Relieve a Sore Neck

If pain and stiffness has left you searching for sore neck treatment, you’re in good company. Neck soreness is among the most common orthopedic issues that people face. The neck (cervical spine) features a complex structure of small bones, nerves and muscles that work together to facilitate movement and support the weight of the head, which weighs about as much as a bowling ball! Actions as seemingly minor as sleeping in an awkward position or staring at a computer screen for too long can lead to the need for sore neck treatment, as can common musculoskeletal issues like muscle strains, whiplash, osteoarthritis and bulging discs.

What does sore neck treatment involve?

Each patient’s ideal course of treatment will vary according to his or her overall health and the underlying cause of symptoms. Some patients can find adequate symptom relief through simple self-care measures, including:

  • Periodic rest
  • Hot/cold therapy with heating pads and ice packs
  • Gentle stretching
  • Over-the-counter pain medications

If your neck pain persists or worsens despite a few days of trying self-care measures, or if it is accompanied by numbness or tingling sensations, it’s time to consult with a medical professional. Many neck pain treatment plans include physical therapy to strengthen and stretch the muscles that support the neck and help correct alignment issues.

Our approach to sore neck treatment

Panther Physical Therapy provides comprehensive sore neck treatment from compassionate and experienced physical therapists. We utilize therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques and other evidence-based methods to encourage proper neck alignment and promote overall musculoskeletal health. Through our conservative approach, we are able to help patients of various ages overcome their symptoms without potent medications or invasive surgery.

Don’t allow your symptoms to become a pain in the neck. Turn to Panther Physical Therapy for the expert sore neck treatment you need and deserve. Contact us today to schedule an initial appointment.