Physical therapy treatment addresses neck pain by assessing the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bones, and joints in that region of the body. Neck pain may also accompany shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms/upper back pain. Common causes of neck pain include whiplash (neck strain or sprain), poor posture, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical disc degeneration, herniated cervical disc, and improper sleeping positions. If neck pain is chronic or reoccurring, you should seek a physical therapist to relieve
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When is the best
time to start
Typically, treatment should begin as early as possible. Treating a problem early helps to prevent it from becoming chronic and in the prevention of future problems.
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Your Right to Choose
The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.