Neck Pain, Conservative Pain Management, Physical Therapy, and Supportive Bracing
Persistent neck pain is one of the most common complaints doctors and healthcare practitioners see day in and day out. In other words, a great many of us suffer from a sore, stiff neck, chronic stiff neck, or even extreme neck pain.
Fortunately, modern medicine has made great advances in therapy for neck pain thanks to physical therapy and supportive bracing. Read on to learn how these therapies can help you.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain causes are many and vary greatly from one person to the next. The pain can be debilitating, can rob the joy and satisfaction out of life, and can arise for any number of reasons including injury, illness, or disease.
What Causes Neck Pain?
The neck is fairly vulnerable compared to most other parts of the body and a lot of different things can hurt it and damage the vertebrae and discs. Some of the most common neck pain causes are:
- Degenerative diseases
- Traumatic injury
- Poor posture
- Muscle damage
- Whiplash injury
- Rotated vertebrae
- Pinched nerves and discs
- Pulled muscles and tendons
- Nerve damage
- Sports injuries
- Automobile accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
In the past, most treatments for neck pain were limited to managing pain with harmful medication or treating advanced problems with risky surgeries. But you don’t have to put up with neck pain, and you don’t have to risk addiction to medication or the side effects of surgery either. Safe and effective conservative pain management is available via and physical therapy and supportive bracing for neck pain.
Neck Pain, Conservative Pain Management, and Physical Therapy
Physical therapy treats injuries, disease, and deformities via physical modalities like exercise, massage, and heat treatments. By so doing, it avoid all the potential negative consequences of surgery and drugs.
Physical therapy targets specific areas of weakness in the body, alleviates stress, and reduces pain. It improves mobility, mental health, and ideally brings a patient back to his or her previous level of functioning. It’s helped individuals suffering from conditions as various as stroke, diabetes and vascular conditions, sports injuries, impaired balance, age-related problems, women’s health issues, and heart and lung disease. It’s covered by many insurance policies and, when performed by a capable professional, is rarely painful.
At the Pain Relief Institute, we offer a comprehensive set of physical therapy services.
Neck Pain, Conservative Pain Management, and Supportive Bracing
Sometimes physical therapy alone isn’t enough. A patient may also require supportive bracing to obtain pain relief from pain. Bracing provides additional support for a damaged or weakened part of the body like the neck. It can restore natural movement, provide stability, and prevent further injury. Patients can return to normal activities without the fear that they’re hurting themselves further.
You should, however, only wear a brace if your health care professionals determine you need one, and then you should only wear one that’s right for your individual needs. At the Pain Relief Institute, we can help you make those determinations.
MLS and HILT Laser Therapy for Neck Pain
Additionally, the Pain Relief Institute offers laser therapy for neck pain. Our Center is proud to be on the cutting edge of medical innovation and technology by being the only medical facility in the Chicago area offering Class IV Robotic MLS (Multiwave Locked System) and HILT Laser Therapy.
Cold laser therapy is a painless therapeutic treatment used to correct a variety of neck problems. Pain reduction from a neck injury can often be felt immediately after treatment, but those with chronic pain or severe injuries will need to have multiple treatments to get the full benefits and the greatest relief possible.
Whether physical therapy, supportive bracing, and/or laser therapy proves to be the conservative pain management treatment of choice for your neck pain, we at the Pain Relief Institute are confident of our ability to help you. Please contact us for a consultation today.