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By HealthPro Physical Therapy
December 30, 2020
Category: Physical Therapy
Tags: Back Pain   Neck  

Developing pain in your neck or back can impact your quality of life and interfere with your ability to participate in or perform various activities. Fortunately, there are numerous physical therapy treatments and methods that can help you achieve relief from neck and back pain. We provide treatment for neck and back pain at HealthPro Physical Therapy in Houma, where Chadd Duncan, PT, can develop a physical therapy plan tailored to your needs.
 

Common Causes of Neck and Back Pain

There can be numerous causes of neck or back pain. Some common causes include:
 

  • Auto accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Medical conditions
  • Lifestyle factors
     

Some medical conditions that can contribute to neck pain and discomfort include arthritis, myofascial pain syndrome, cervical spinal stenosis, and cervical degenerative disc disease. Back pain can be caused by such medical conditions as herniated discs, bulging discs, pinched nerves, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis.
 

Lifestyle factors that can lead to neck or back pain include poor posture, frequent slouching, lack of exercise, wearing footwear without sufficient support, and being overweight. Lifting heavy objects regularly can also lead to pain and discomfort in the neck and back. Additionally, sleeping in an unusual position can cause neck or back pain as well.
 

Physical Therapy for Neck and Back Pain

Physical therapy has a broad range of exercises, methods, and techniques for reducing neck and back pain. If the pain is due to an injury, physical therapy can promote healing and help prevent additional injuries in the future. The skilled physical therapist at our office in Houma can treat your neck and back through a combination of therapies and treatments to help you finally experience pain relief. Some of the ways physical therapy can help include:
 

  • Reducing pain and discomfort
  • Reducing inflammation and swelling
  • Stretching and strengthening muscles
  • Restoring muscle and joint flexibility
  • Accelerating the body’s natural healing process
  • Increasing range of motion
  • Improving posture
  • Preventing further injuries
     

If you are dealing with neck or back pain, we can help. Chadd Duncan, PT, our experienced physical therapist, can evaluate your condition and create a custom treatment plan for you. Schedule an appointment to discuss your options for treating neck and back pain by calling HealthPro Physical Therapy in Houma at (985) 872-5777.