It seems that nobody is immune to neck pain. Whether from aging, physical activity, overuse or poor posture, neck pain is likely to develop in everybody at some point. Fortunately, many cases of neck pain are minor and tend to go away on their own after a few days or a week. However, that doesn’t mean you have to put up with pain while you wait to feel better.
If you’re experiencing a sore neck, you should try some of the following to assist with managing pain at home:
- Icing — Applying a bag of ice or frozen vegetables to the sore area of your neck should help reduce pain and manage inflammation. Do this several times a day for 15 minutes at a time for a few days.
- Heating — It’s important that you do not heat your neck immediately after you notice the pain. Heating can cause inflammation to grow worse. You may begin to apply heat after several days of icing. Applying heat should provide additional comfort while your neck heals.
- Stretching — Due to overuse or poor posture, your neck muscles may be tight and tense, which can lead to the development of pain. Some simple stretches can help improve the flexibility of your neck and assist with reducing pain.
Additionally, you should practice good posture to help reduce neck pain. Good posture while standing, sitting or sleeping can not only help reduce pain but prevent it from developing in the first place.
Despite these home care treatments, your neck pain may continue to persist or grow worse. If your neck pain is long-lasting or severe, you should seek medical assistance.
When you need to visit Arrow Physical Therapy in Edison, NJ for neck pain
When your neck pain is chronic, extreme or causing pain in your head and arms as well, you should seek assistance from a physical therapist. Physical therapists are experts in the human musculoskeletal system. With neck pain, the main objective of physical therapy is to build strength and flexibility to muscles and ligaments that support your neck.
The team at Arrow Physical Therapy has been recognized for its excellence in providing quality service and treatment for patients in New Jersey. Our staff goes out of their way to develop personalized treatment plans for patients to reach individual recovery goals.
If you’re ready to speak with a physical therapist about finding a solution for your neck pain, you should contact us at Arrow Physical Therapy to schedule an appointment. We’re looking forward to walking with you on your journey to recovery.
Our Edison Office:
3830 Park Ave #202
Edison, NJ 08820
Phone: (732) 494-0895
Mon-Fri 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday by appointment only.
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