Looking for neck pain relief in San Antonio? The team at Momentum Physical Therapy is here to help. If you’re suffering from neck pain symptoms, you’re part of the 10-15% of the population. While not life-threatening, the pain and limitations that come with neck pain are no small issues. Each one of our 12 physical therapy clinics in San Antonio and the surrounding areas can treat your neck pain by restoring activity, strength and motion to your neck. Schedule your consultation today! We can help you get healthy for life and back to doing the things you love. Below are activities that can cause neck pain.
- Holding your head in the same position for an extended period of time.
- Sleeping with your back bent or on a pillow that is too high, low or lacks sufficient support.
- Physical work or exercise that uses upper body and arms.
Common Neck Pain Causes
Poor posture is a common cause of neck pain, in particular for those who work in front of a computer.The wear and tear caused by arthritis also is a common culprit. On the rare occasion, neck pain can be the symptom of a more serious issue. If you are experiencing stabbing or shooting pain, muscle ache, or stiff neck, it may be time to listen to your body and see a physical therapist.
Your Neck Pain Diagnosis
To diagnose what is causing your neck pain, we take a full evaluation to better understand your pain. Whether it’s a sudden trauma or a nagging pain over time, we will zero in on which positions are better or worse to assess what’s worsening your pain.
Neck Pain Treatment
After our evaluation, we create a customized treatment program. Our neck pain treatment includes hands-on manual therapy and neck pain exercises. In addition, we may use electrical stimulation, heat, ice, or ultrasound. You may receive one or a combination of our treatment methods, depending on your individual needs.