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It's common to experience neck
pain or the occasional stiff neck. We rely on the bones, muscles, and ligaments
in our necks to support and allow motion in our heads. Pain in the neck area
may be a result of an inflammation or injury caused by any number of activities
or sudden movement. Sudden jerking of the head that results in neck pain
afterward is commonly referred to as "whiplash." Other causes for neck pain can
include, but are not limited to playing sports, car accidents, falls, poor
prolonged posture, and improper exercise technique. Physical therapy can be a
great method of treating both acute and chronic neck pain.
Possible reasons for neck pain:
The treatment options for neck pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your neck pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your neck pain, including physical therapy. If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.
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