Neck Pains Treatment
Almost everyone has experienced some kind of neck pain, whether it only lasts for a day or is a persistent annoyance. Neck pain can cause headaches and other health problems if left untreated, so it is important that you have your neck pain looked at by a physical therapist or a sports medicine therapist.
If you have neck pain due to a sport or physical activity you have been engaging in, you might have an injury that needs to be diagnosed immediately. Because your neck is so important to the health of your brain and the rest of your body, you shouldn’t wait to get neck pain checked out.
Sports Medicine and Neck Pain
Here at Layton Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, we want to help you recover from your injury or neck pains as quickly as possible, so you can get back to the sports and other physical activities that you love. To help you rehabilitate your neck after injury or wear, we use approved sports medicine techniques such as:
- Physical therapy
- Manual therapy
- Soft tissue mobilization
If you come to Layton Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, we won’t ever give you a one-size-fits-all solution for your neck pain. Our physical therapists pride themselves on using up-to-date modalities to promote quick recoveries for all of our patients with neck pain. We will assess the severity of your injury, customize a rehabilitation and recovery program, and help you keep up your strength in the meantime.
Preventing Neck Injuries during Physical Activities
There are several tips you can keep in mind while you play sports or engage in any type of physical activity to help keep you from neck injuries or pain, which include:
- Keeping your neck centered over your spine
- Stretching frequently
- Learning to maintain a healthy sitting and standing posture
- Improving your body mechanics
- Making your core muscles do the work while lifting, not your neck
- Putting ice on your neck if it is in pain or has sustained an injury
If you have neck pain, don’t just live with it. Call Layton Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine now at (801)-896-9624!