Neck pain is a common complaint. Most causes of neck pain aren’t serious. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it’s leaning into your computer at work or hunching over your workbench doing hobbies at home. Arthritic changes (degenerative in nature, bone spurs) can also be a cause of neck pain.
A Note from the Doctor: It also needs to be noted that emotional stress can cause just as much discomfort as physical stress on the body. If an individual is going through a stressful event, he/she may start to experience muscular pain. Many times it is in the neck, shoulders, or upper/midback. It may not be serious to the extent of disc injury or fracture but it can still be nuisance to deal with on a daily basis. We treat neck pain with myotherapy, stretching and rehabilitative exercises. Exercises may improve pain by restoring muscle function, optimizing posture to prevent overload of muscle, and increasing the strength and endurance of your neck muscles. We will take you through a series of orthopedic, neurologic, and muscle tests to ensure it is an injury that we can treat.