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Posted on 03-15-2016
If you have neck pain, you are not alone. One in four people in the United States suffer from neck pain, according to the American Osteopathic Association, which makes neck pain the third most common type of chronic pain. While it is rarely serious, neck pain can cause significant disability as it can prevent you from working, going to school, engaging in your favorite activities or taking care of your family. Fortunately, our Herndon physiotherapist at Oliver Chiropractic & Acupuncture performs a variety of physiotherapy techniques for safe and effective neck pain treatment.
Sometimes neck pain has an identifiable cause, such as whiplash from a car accident, muscle or ligament strains from lifting, twisting or falling, an awkward sleeping position or arthritis. Long hours spent in a single position or performing repetitive tasks, such as working on a computer or a smartphone, can also cause neck pain.
Physiotherapists have the training and expertise to examine and treat neck pain. These physiotherapy techniques can also treat problems associated with neck pain, including headaches, arm pain, numbness or a sensation of “pins and needles” in the arms and hands.
Our physiotherapist will take time to listen to your symptoms then perform a comprehensive evaluation of your neck to determine the cause of your neck pain, if possible. We will then develop a personalized plan of neck pain treatment that may include exercise, acupuncture, massage and chiropractic manipulation techniques. You may benefit from just one type of neck pain treatment or a combination of treatments.
We will also provide you with specific exercises you can do at home and suggest lifestyle changes that optimize your recovery from your current neck pain symptoms and reduce your risk for developing neck pain again in the future.
Early treatment ensures a swift and complete recovery. Neck pain treatment as provided by our physiotherapist keeps your neck moving freely without pain, so you can get back to your busy life. For more information about neck pain treatment, call Oliver Chiropractic & Acupuncture at 703-904-8528.
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