Arthritis can be a pain in the neck, literally. When joints between the cervical vertebrae become damaged, whether due to an injury or erosion, cervical arthritis develops. This can happen due to age or injury. Neck arthritis leads to a loss in mobility, muscle weakness, numbness, stiffness, chronic pain, headaches and even loss of balance. To combat arthritis pain, it is important to improve flexibility, range of motion and the strength of neck muscles. A certified and experienced physical therapist will help you accomplish all three through targeted exercises and steps to improve your posture throughout the day.
Physical therapy for neck arthritis
Arthritis involves inflammation of tissue that surrounds the joints. A physical therapy program can help relieve your pain by evaluating your condition and creating an individualized program. Physical therapy is a great natural alternative to arthritis medications and pain medications that often come with negative side effects that can lead to addiction. Physical therapy offers an effective and noninvasive way to treat arthritis pain. The goal of our physical therapists is to increase the strength of your neck and shoulder muscles, preserve a good range of motion and decrease the arthritic pain in your neck. This is done through a series of steps that involve exercise and stretching, rest, diet and posture work. You’ll learn how to hold your head high with less pain.
At Armor Physical Therapy in Plainwell, Michigan, we take a holistic approach to help you reduce the friction between your joints and decrease your arthritic pain. In addition to a tailored therapeutic exercise program, treatments include manual therapy and electrical stimulation. These treatments increase blood flow and reduce inflammation and pain, all while enhancing mobility. We are committed to your wellness and look forward to seeing you get back to doing the activities you love.
Contact Armor Physical Therapy for neck arthritis in Plainwell, MI
Are you tired of dealing with the pain, stiffness and loss of mobility due to neck arthritis? Are you ready to get back to the daily activities you’ve had to put on hold? Contact us today to set up your initial appointment. Our physical therapists will help you put that pain in your neck behind you. If Plainwell is too far for you, visit our location page to find a more convenient clinic.