Don’t ignore that persistent crick in your neck when you wake up each morning! Chances are, that clicking is a tight muscle that has taken a LONG time to bad enough to make some noise. Chronic muscle tension can sometimes be linked with an underlying break-down of the joints, but sometimes, the source is purely postural. We all spend more time on our computers and phones than we should…..admit it, you know you do!
Here at Synergy Physical Therapy and Wellness, we can help you to eliminate this daily “pain in the neck”. We will design you a specialized program to rehabilitate your muscles and joints that may include stretching, strengthening, manual techniques and dry needling to help you stay pain-free throughout the day.
The neck is comprised of several large muscles including the upper trapezius and levator scapulae which help to rotate and bend the neck, as well as smaller muscles at the base of the skull that help with finer head movements. Tight muscles as well as trigger points or knots can contribute to neck pain as well headaches and TMJ dysfunction. By treating these muscles and joints in the neck we can increase your neck range of motion and strength and decrease pain. Neck pain can be treated–so don’t put up with that pain in the neck, come see us today for a consultation!
Christine L. Morgan, PT, DPT