A good, effective neck treatment is important for reducing pain and preventing injury in the neck area. Physiotherapy Telford can help. Neck pain is a common ailment that affects many people, especially those who are over-weight or obese. It can be caused by poor posture and bad body mechanics such as not pulling our shoulders back in, as well as poor muscle development. Poor posture can lead to an increased stress on the spine, known as kyphosis, which places added load on the supporting muscles and ligaments of the neck. The more stress on the muscles and ligaments in the neck, the less able they will be to provide the support our neck bones need.
There are a number of ways of reducing pain and the time it takes to recover from one’s injury or illness, but sometimes, it is better to try a non-invasive way to help with the healing process. Physiotherapy is the most common method of treating neck pain and problems, but it can be expensive and there is no guarantee that it will work. However, it does offer some relief and can speed recovery. Stretching the neck can help encourage healing by increasing flexibility and range of motion. This in turn makes the joints stronger and less likely to be injured further down the line.
Neck stretching is very important to the health of your neck. Physiotherapy Redditch focuses on neck stretching to relieve neck pain. It may take a little time and patience, but when done on a consistent basis, stretching the neck can help prevent pain progressing. Muscles become tight when overstretched, and the muscles of the neck are particularly prone to injury because of their position. When stretching, always start gently and work your way up to more strenuous exercises.
To begin stretching the neck, start with light stretches to get you moving your head and neck in the right direction. Begin with light jowls and chin stretching, pushing your lips out to the point where you can see them. Slowly move your chin forward so that your mouth can widen and your teeth look straight. Repeat these stretches with each side of your neck. Remember that stretching only what is injured can be effective, but if you have torn ligaments, tendons or muscles, it is best to consult a doctor before doing stretches that could further damage the area.
After stretching the neck, the physiotherapist will place a heating pad on the area to reduce inflammation and bring pain relief. Anti-inflammatory medication may also be prescribed as a pain in the neck can often be caused by inflammation. The physiotherapist may also recommend massage therapy to relax the neck and improve circulation. Massage therapy can improve blood flow through the neck and can help to relieve pain. A good massage therapist will be able to identify specific aches and pains and develop effective treatments to resolve them.
Physiotherapy for neck pain can be highly effective and is an excellent way to improve your health. If you have torn ligaments, muscles or tendons, a trained professional will be able to make the correct diagnosis and offer you effective treatment. When the body suffers an injury or suffers from repetitive stress, the natural defence is to protect the injured area by immobilizing it. Physiotherapy helps to identify where the problem is and how to heal it.