Neck pain is an all-too common part of life. Thanks to poor posture and overactivity, many of us suffer from neck pain more than once in our lives. Fortunately, many of these cases of neck pain are not too serious. They can be treated with some rest and simple medications.
Chronic neck pain, though, requires more. Neck pain that lasts longer than a week or is extremely painful may be the sign of a serious condition, including:
- Slipped disc
- Torn muscle or ligament
Serious neck pain is usually accompanied by other symptoms too, such as numbness or weakness. It’s important to contact a medical professional immediately if you’re in this kind of pain. Ignoring this pain can result in further harm and permanent disability.
Common treatments for chronic neck pain
- Muscle relaxants — If the source of your neck pain is in the muscles of the neck, you may need muscle relaxers. These can help reduce the pain caused by muscles spasms.
- Corticosteroids — Neck pain that originates in the spine is often caused by arthritis. In these cases, you may need corticosteroids for treatment. Corticosteroids help reduce inflammation in the cartilage of your joints.
- Physical therapy — Many cases of neck pain can benefit from physical therapy treatment. Physical therapists are skilled professionals who can treat neck pain without many side-effects or the need for surgery.
Contact Armor Physical Therapy in Portage, MI, for neck pain treatment
The physical therapists at Armor Physical Therapy in Portage, Michigan can help treat all kinds of neck pain. Our treatments are always personalized to your needs as an individual patient.
Generally, the goal is to strengthen and stretch the muscles to provide more support for the neck. But, our treatments may also include hot and cold therapy, electrical stimulation and massage.
Would you like to learn more about how our physical therapists can help reduce your chronic neck pain? Contact us today to talk to one of our team members and schedule your consultation.
Our Portage, Michigan location:
6016 Lovers Lane
Portage, Michigan 49002
Armor Physical Therapy has clinics in multiple cities throughout Michigan. If Battle Creek is too far for you, please visit our locations page to find out which of our clinics is nearest you.