54% of individuals world-wide would report having an episode of neck pain in the past 6 months. Unfortunately, rates of recurrent and chronic neck pain are high. Between 50-85% of those who experience neck pain report having neck pain 1-5 years later. Childs et al suggests that 30% of patients with neck pain will develop chronic symptoms, and 37% of individuals who experience neck pain will report persistent problems for at least one year.
Neck Common Conditions We Treat:
- Degenerative changes
- Disc bulges/herniations
- Joint restriction/impingement/stiffness
- Muscle strain/spasm
- Nerve compression
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal fusion
Causes of neck pain can range from trauma to poor posture, muscle imbalances, repetitive strain, stress, and sleeping “wrong.” The strongest evidence for managing neck pain is exercise. Our Physical Therapists use manual techniques to calm pain and exercise prescription to foster complete recovery from pain.
Physical Therapy for Neck Pain
Physical therapy is an effective conservative treatment method for neck pain. At OrthoRehab Specialists, we have decades of experience treating patients for all types of neck pain. Reach out to our Twin Cities physical therapists today to set up your appointment and see how we can help relieve your neck pain.