Prolonged use of computers and cell phones have many people ending up in physical therapy for neck pain. Neck pain can have a significant impact on many aspects of a daily life, inhibiting one’s ability to concentrate, work and sleep. Neck pain is one of the most common problems seen by physical therapists.

Potential Causes of Neck Pain

People experience neck pain for many different reasons. Common causes include a motor vehicle accident or trauma, prolonged positioning in aggravating postures, or a high-stress job or lifestyle. A physical therapist can help identify potential sources of pain and will assist in relieving the pain and reducing the chance of future recurrence.

Seeing a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists are trained in assessment of the head, neck, shoulders and thoracic spine. Their job is to identify the source of the problem, treat the area, and prescribe therapeutic exercise as needed to address the current problem and/or to prevent future recurrence.

If you are someone who is experiencing neck pain and are having trouble finding a solution, visit a physical therapist. Your PT will help you restore motion and alleviate pain.