Millions of Americans are adversely impacted by back and neck pain every year. Studies show that approximately 80% of the U.S. population will be affected by back pain at some time in their lives. Back aches and back pain may occur for a variety of reasons. Most people experience back pain as a result of sprains/strains, injuries, lifting improperly, or sitting for prolonged periods. While there are a lot of options available to treat back pain, many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of your pain. Our physical therapists are extensively trained to find the actual causes of your back pain, which may include muscle weakness, poor movement, poor spinal coordination, or spinal disc/ narrowing issues.
Neck pain is also very common and can generate pain or limited mobility in the shoulder, arm, or hand. Headaches (migraines, tension-type, cluster, or cervicogenic) are often triggered by an underlying neck problem. For example, many patients complain of aches or tenderness in the neck, and sometimes shooting, sharp pains in nearby areas. Often, the primary problems causing your neck pain are tightened muscles and poor posture from daily stress, sitting at computers, and inactivity.
At Advantage Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts in helping patients quickly resolve their back and neck pain. During your evaluation, we will discuss your history, examine your spine, and evaluate your movement, strength, walking, neurovascular signs, and coordination. This will help our team pinpoint the exact cause of your back pain or neck pain. We will work closely with you and, if necessary, your physician to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function. Call us today or use the “Make Appointment” button so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today!