Millions of Americans are adversely impacted by back and neck pain each year. Studies show that, at one point or another, approximately 80% of the US population will be affected by back pain. Back aches and back pain may occur for a variety of reasons. Most people experience back pain as a result of sprains / strains, injuries, lifting improperly or sitting for prolonged periods. While there are a lot of options available to treat back pain, many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of your pain. Physical therapists find the actual causes of back pain. The cause can be due to poor posture, muscle weakness, restricted movement due to tight muscles, poor muscle coordination, poor spinal alignment and many more possibilities.
Neck pain is also very common and can generate pain or limited mobility in the shoulder, arm or hand. Headaches and migraines often are triggered by an underlying neck problem. For example, many patients complain of aches or tenderness in the neck and sometimes shooting, sharp pains to the connected body parts. Often, the primary problem causing your neck pain is tightened muscles and poor posture from daily stress, sitting at computers and inactivity.
At Teton Therapy, our physical therapists are experts in helping patients to quickly resolve their back and neck pain. During your evaluation, we will discuss your history, examine your spine, and evaluate your movement, strength, walking and coordination. This will help our physical therapists pinpoint the exact cause of your back or neck pain. We will work closely with your physician to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function. Call us today or use the Make Appointment button so we can help reduce your back and neck pain to get you back to optimal function today!