Neck Pain can be caused by many factors. Injuries to the head and neck and faulty posturing are two common causes of lingering neck pain. The stabilizing muscles associated with the cervical spine often become inhibited and fail to do their job of supporting the head and neck. This instability can result in nerve pain, headaches, chronic shoulder pain, Tinnitus, muscle spasms, fatigue, Temporo-mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ/TMD) and many other syndromes and pain patterns.
Treatment to the cervical spine requires facilitation of these deep muscles in the neck as well as correction of any faulty posturing or movement patterns involving the spine, shoulder girdle and trunk. Abiding by the philosophy of Kinetic Chain Physical Therapy, we also find it crucial to assess all segments of the body that may be contributing to your lingering neck pain. Whether your neck or back pain is caused by an injury or an unknown cause, a complete evaluation addressing the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems should be done.