A Reputation for Quality
Our therapists at Amity Physical Therapy are highly trained to provide quality care for head and neck pain. A thorough initial evaluation helps us identify movement dysfunction that can be addressed with patient education, manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, and modalities. Regular reassessment provides reassurance that we are always working to achieve patient goals in a cost-effective manner.
Priority One – Pain Relief
Severe head & neck pain can be disabling. For this reason, our first priority is pain relief. Treating the underlying causes of identifiable movement dysfunction is the next step toward achieving long-term relief and recovery.
A Hands-on Approach
Hands-on techniques, in most cases, are an essential part of a successful head and neck pain treatment program. Our therapists are equipped with cutting-edge manual skills to assist with the recovery of range of motion, reestablish correct movement patterns, and alleviate muscle related pain and tightness. Coupled with patient education and therapeutic exercise, the results can be dramatic and long lasting.
Evidence is Our Guide
Medical research is continuously providing the clinicians at Amity Physical Therapy with “current best-evidence” guidance so we are equipped to provide the state-of-the-art care to our community members. We look to systematic reviews and random controlled trials to help guide us in the delivery of state-of-the-art care. Coupled with regular attendance to continuing education courses, Amity Physical Therapy has a reputation for providing a high quality service to those in need of head and neck pain rehabilitation.
Physical Therapy for Neck Pain
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Your spinal column is formed by 33 individual, interlocking bones called vertebrae. Together, the mid-back and upper-back make up your thoracic spine. This part of your back is located between the base of your neck and bottom of the rib cage. Your thoracic spine has 12 vertebrae (T1-T12) that attach to your rib cage and are supported by muscles and ligaments. Soft, compressible discs provide cushioning between the vertebrae and support for them.
The diagram below provides a more detailed outline of the spine anatomy and structure.
Pain in the upper and mid-back is not as common as it is for the lower back. Upper/mid-back pain can be a dull, burning or sharp pain and is usually accompanied by muscle tightness and stiffness.
Upper/mid-back pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, including:
- Overuse, strain or injury to the muscles, ligaments and discs that support your spine
- Poor posture
- Herniated disc
- Pressure on the nerves/pinched nerves
- Fractured vertebra/vertebrae
- Myofascial pain (pain in the connective tissue of a muscle or group of muscles)
Contact Us for Your Upper/Mid-back Pain
Do you have upper/mid-back pain? If so, give us a call. We will evaluate you and design an individualized treatment plan for your back pain.
However, if your upper/mid-back pain is accompanied by:
- Weakness in your arms or legs
- Numbness or tingling in your arms, legs, chest or belly
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
...call your physician - you will need immediate medical attention.