Neck Pain Specialist

South Florida Rehab and Training Center

Your neck bears a tremendous responsibility as the primary connection between your head and the rest of your body. When neck pain strikes, it can have a significant impact on your quality of life, hampering even the simplest of tasks. At South Florida Rehab and Training Center (SFR) in Miami, the physical therapists understand neck pain and the best way to treat it to get you back to your daily routine. To get rid of that pain in your neck once and for all, call or book an appointment online.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is the anatomy of the neck?

Your neck consists of the following:

• Your cervical spine, which is made up of seven  vertebrae.
• Muscles
• Tendons
• Soft tissue
• Nerves
• Ligaments
• Blood vessels

Working in concert, these components are responsible for supporting your head, which weighs an average of nine to 12 pounds, and your head’s range of movement, which is incredibly vast and includes:

• A rotation of 180 degrees
• Forward-to-back motion
• Side-to-side motion
• Up-and-down motion

On top of the support and movement of your head, your neck also provides safe passage for your nerves and blood supply between your brain and the rest of your body.

What causes neck pain?

Because of the complexity of your neck, neck pain can originate in many areas, but the most common origins include:

Sudden trauma, such as whiplash
Worn-down joints due to age and degenerative disorders
Strains and sprains
Nerve compression

Neck pain can either be acute, occurring with certain movements, or chronic, which typically results in a dull ache. Neck pain can also lead to stiffness, limiting your ability to move your head.

How can physical therapy help neck pain?

Physical therapy is an excellent solution for neck pain because it concentrates on addressing the core issue, while also providing added strength for future neck health.

At South Florida Rehab and Training Center, the physical therapists turn to numerous treatments that reduce or eliminate the pain, restore movement, and prevent re-injury. These treatments include:

• Strengthening exercises
• Flexibility and mobility exercises
• Stretching
• Massage therapy
• Spinal manipulation

The physical therapy sessions are performed one-on-one in treatment rooms that feature specialized tables and exercise equipment.
In addition to the work you do at South Florida Rehab and Training Center, the physical therapist sends you home with exercises you can do anytime throughout your average day. The at-home work only begins after the physical therapist deems it safe, however.

If your neck pain is preventing you from participating in the activities you enjoy, call South Florida Rehab and Training Center or book an appointment online.

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