The neck is the most flexible region of the spine, containing muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, and veins, as well as many ligaments and other supporting structures. Neck pain can begin in any of these structures or may come from other regions near the neck, like the shoulder, jaw, head, and upper arms. Injury or stress can cause damage to the bones and discs in the neck, causing pain, discomfort, numbness and/or tingling sensations. The neck also has many muscles and connective tissues that can be adversely affected by stretching, spasm, or strain. Sudden injury from sports or accidents, herniated discs, blood vessel damage and pressure on the spinal cord are conditions that require medical attention. Other causes, such as stress, poor posture, natural aging, and too much exercise may also necessitate a medical assessment.
FYI: According to the American College of Rheumatology, about 10% of the population has an episode of neck pain each year. Neck pain may occur slightly more frequently in women than in men.
Our physical therapists are experts in rehabilitation and will help you on your path to recovery. Whether your neck pain comes from simple wear and tear, accident or injury, the professionals at Body Wise Physical Therapy will diagnose and treat it using cutting-edge technology and the finest medical attention.