Introduction: What is it?
Chronic neck pain is classified as pain perceived anywhere on the back of our neck, right along our cervical spine (C1-C7). It is considered a chronic condition when the pain has lasted for 12 weeks or more.
The reasons why one experiences chronic neck pain varies between individuals. However, some proposed causes of neck pain include, but not limited to connective tissue / nervous tissue problems, degeneration of facet joint, disc protrusion, cervical osteoarthritis, or environment factors such as ergonomic, occupation, and recreational activities are also part of the considerations.
How C.E.S. therapists can help
Our therapists will tailor personalized treatment plan based on each individual’s signs and symptoms. Generally, we utilize a combination of the following methods.
Stretching and strengthening exercises focus on increasing range of motion and reducing pain; manual therapy such as cervical manipulation / mobilization, cervical traction; proprioception and postural training; as well as education on pain management.
Through both active and passive treatments, our goal is to help clients resume their normal activities as soon as possible, while improving overall physical performance at the same time.
The post is not supposed to replace any medical advice. If you are experiencing chronic neck pain, please book an appointment with our licensed therapists. We are more than happy to help you!
Related topics: Whiplash injury, upper crossed syndrome, cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve).