Neck pain isn't always caused by a complicated condition but it can be caused by trauma around the neck and several other factors, as well. The cause of your neck pain should be addressed in order to plan a physical therapy regime to provide relief. At Step Ahead Physical Therapy in Marblehead and Cambridge, MA, our team includes several physical therapists, led by Andy Ciarletta, who are highly experienced specialists to help you with your pain.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain can be associated with several things including some sort of injury, such as a fall or a car accident. You can have neck pain from sleeping in an awkward position if you fall asleep while sitting on the couch or in a car. Activities that make you crane your neck for long periods of time, carrying heavy handbags, wearing heavy necklaces, or even gritting your teeth in your sleep can cause you pain in the neck.
What Type of Therapy is Used for Neck Pain?
Our physical therapy clinic providing mobile service in the area of Marblehead and Cambridge, MA, can help you with your neck pain by providing several different types of treatment. A professional may use manual therapy by using their hands to put pressure on your muscle tissues and to manipulate your joints. This can relieve pain from misaligned joints, muscle spasms, and muscle tension. They may also use the Graston technique, which is instrument-aided soft tissue massage for soft tissue injuries that give you pain and restrict your movements.
What to Expect At A Physical Therapy Clinic?
Your physical therapist will ask you about the history of your pain and your general medical history. They may order an MRI or X-Ray of the affected area and will then pinpoint the reason for your discomfort. In addition to physical therapy treatment from us, you may be taught correct posture, and neck strengthening exercises to do at home.
Trust The Professionals for Your Neck Pain
At Step Ahead Physical Therapy, our professional staff of Andy Ciarletta, Karen Deane, Barbara Simmons, Kristen Mortensen, and Andrea Heafitz can treat your neck pain in Marblehead and Cambridge, MA to get you relief quickly. Call us today to schedule an appointment at the Marblehead office at 781-797-0844 or our Cambridge office at 617-349-3540.