Neck pain is any type of pain and discomfort in the upper back and neck region. The pain can be caused by turning or moving the head. You could experience tension and soreness in the shoulders and lower neck. Neck pain can also be caused by weak neck muscles, accidents and injuries, and repetitive movements and motions.

At Physiotherapy First, we offer physiotherapy treatments in Brampton for neck pain with our client-centered services to provide our patients with exceptional quality of care while acting with integrity and accountability that is in the best interest of our patients.

Our physiotherapists understand that it is essential to treat more than your neck pain. Your underlying causes and symptoms must also be treated to help you fully recover. As such, we work with each of our patients to create a customized treatment plan that reflects their needs and objectives.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Neck pain is often caused when the muscles and connective tissues in the upper back and neck region are not able to sufficiently support the weight of the head. Ligaments and muscles can be torn, sprained, strained, or damaged in some manner. They might not get exercises as often they need to be.

Another common cause of neck pain is poor posture. For example, you sit slouched over your desk at work all day with your neck and spine not properly aligned. The misalignment can place added stress on the neck and cause it to be strained beyond its normal range of motion.

Some people also suffer from chronic conditions, such as degenerative disc disease or arthritis. These conditions can cause pain in the joints in the upper spine and inflammation that triggers neck pain.

Various accidents and injuries can also cause neck pain, such as auto accidents, workplace accidents, and impacts to the neck region from slipping and falling. The impacts to the neck region can cause tears in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues.

Sometimes movements of the upper body and neck can result in nerves being pinched. The added pressure on the nerve endings can cause pain to radiate outward from the neck and down the back, arms, or upwards into the head.

Some people also experience cervicogenic headaches due to neck pain. This condition is caused when there are tightness and stiffness in the neck from weakened muscles overcompensating to support the weight of the head.

What Are Some Common Symptoms of Neck Pain?

  • Neck Muscle Spasms
  • Soreness
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Inability to Turn or Move the Head
  • Aches & Pain When Moving the Head

What Physiotherapy Treatments and Services Are Used for Neck Pain?

The physiotherapy treatments and services used to treat neck pain depend on the underlying causes and symptoms you are experiencing. Some of the most often used treatments and services that help relieve neck pain include:

  • Massage Therapy – Massaging the muscles, ligaments, and soft tissues in the neck and upper back can help release tension and stiffness to alleviate pain.
  • Manual Manipulation Therapy – Manipulating the alignment of the spine and neck using manual therapies can help alleviate neck pain, as well as take pressure off pinched nerve endings.
  • Electrical Wave Stimulation Therapy – Small electrical impulses are used to help stimulate the muscles, improve blood flow, and speed healing for faster recovery.
  • Cold and Hot Therapies – Applying cold packs or heat packs to the base of the neck can be used to address swelling and soreness and bring relief.
  • Exercise Therapy – Exercise that focuses on the neck, upper back, shoulders, and core to strengthen the neck muscles and bring stabilization are often beneficial at resolving neck pain.
  • Acupuncture – Some of our patients find that acupuncture treatments can help alleviate their neck pain as part of their customized treatment plan.

Please remember, the treatments and services that are best for you will vary depending on the underlying causes and symptoms of your neck pain.

Can Neck Pain be Cured Using Physiotherapy Treatments and Services?

Neck pain is a condition that can reoccur for various reasons, like a new injury from an accident or the development of a chronic condition. Using physiotherapy treatments and services at Physiotherapy First in Brampton can help resolve current neck pain conditions when they are non-chronic.

For chronic conditions, physiotherapy can help alleviate and reduce the frequency of the neck pain and severity of the pain.

Can Neck Pain be Cured Using Physiotherapy Treatments and Services?

Neck pain is a condition that can reoccur for various reasons, like a new injury from an accident or the development of a chronic condition. Using physiotherapy treatments and services at Physiotherapy First in Brampton can help resolve current neck pain conditions when they are non-chronic.

For chronic conditions, physiotherapy can help alleviate and reduce the frequency of the neck pain and severity of the pain.

How Long Will It Take to Recover Using Physiotherapy Treatments and Services?

Most of our patients being treated for neck pain report some immediate relief after their first physiotherapy treatment. The duration of treatments does vary based on the extent of the injury to the neck region, causes for the neck pain, and other such factors.

Treatments could last a few weeks to several months or longer for chronic conditions. Ideally, even after you are recovered from your neck pain, you should continue with physiotherapy treatments to ensure the muscles in the upper back and neck remain strong, flexibly, and healthy to help reduce the likelihood of a reoccurrence of neck pain.

Why Choose Physiotherapy First for Neck Pain Treatments and Services?

At Physiotherapy First, all our physiotherapists are well-educated and trained to treat a wide range of painful conditions including neck pain. They understand the importance of uncovering the underlying causes for effective recovery.

Our goal is to alleviate your initial pain and discomfort while providing you with treatments to help make your body stronger. During your initial visit, a detailed examination is conducted. Your physiotherapist takes the time to discuss your condition, provide you with education about the condition, and offer advice on what treatments and services are available.

You will also be encouraged to ask questions and provide input on the type of treatments and services you believe would benefit you the most. We find that when we include our patients in making decisions about their care and treatment, they feel more involved and in control of their recovery.

For further details about neck pain physiotherapy treatments and services, or to schedule an initial consultation with one of our Brampton physiotherapists, please feel free to contact Physiotherapy First at 905-796-6662 today!

We look forward to answering your questions about your neck pain, reviewing your health benefits plan coverage, and helping you start to feel better and recover faster.

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