Our therapists at Arkansas Valley Physical Therapy are highly trained to provide quality care for neck pain. A thorough initial evaluation helps us identify movement dysfunction that can be addressed with patient education, manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, and modalities. Regular reassessment provides reassurance that we are always working to achieve patient goals in a cost-effective manner.
Pinced nerves are a common cause of neck pain. Neck pain resulting from pinched nerves in the neck (cervical radiculopathy) can be caused by many conditions including a herniated disc, arthritis, bone spurs (bony growths) or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal through which nerves pass).
Nerves in your neck extend through the shoulders and down into your arms, wrists and hands. That’s why a pinched nerve in your neck can cause pain or stiffness in the neck along with symptoms down the arm, in your hands, and in your fingers.
Do you have neck pain? We can help!
The good news is that most neck pain, and even pinched nerves, can be effectively treated with physical therapy. Our physical therapists (PTs) are experts in the art and science of the evaluation and treatment of neck dysfunctions (abnormalities). We care for people of all ages and treat a variety of muscle, joint and neurological conditions.
Conditions we have successfully treated:
- Acute Pain
- Chronic neck pain*
- Arthritis (spondylosis)
- Post Surgical Fusion
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Pinched Nerves (Radiculopathy)
What are my treatment options?
- Epidural Injections
- Physical Therapy*
Advantages of Physical Therapy:
- No side effects.
- Supported by clinical research*.
- Customized to treat the underlying cause.
Your Recovery Process:
- Pain relief is priority number one.
- Recovery of any lost neck motion.
- Neck stabilization techniques
- Recovery of functional movement.
- Independent care.
Components of Your Care:
- A thorough biomechanical evaluation.
- Extensive patient education.
- A customized treatment plan.
- Gentle hands-on techniques to relax the muscles.
- Effective joint mobilization techniques to decrease stiffness.
- Pain relieving modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound or electrical stimulation.
- Dynamic or static neck traction.
- Targeted stretching for tight muscles.
- Individualized posture retraining.
- Core neck stabilization techniques.
Everyone is different. You may require one or two visits, or an extended care plan over several weeks or months. If you’re ready for relief, and tired of “masking” your pain, treat the cause, not just the symptoms!
* Cited from the academic journal, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004.