Neck Pain Physical Therapy

Neck Pain

The neck consists of seven small bones called vertebrae stacked one on top of the other. Running centrally through their canal is the spinal cord, from which arise nerves that travel eventually to your hands providing sensation and motor supply. Also in this region are small pre-vertebral muscles that provide stability to these bony segments, while the larger muscles provide movement of the head and neck. The neck can become a problematic area as a result of sprain, strain, degeneration causing pinched nerves and poor posture.

 

CONDITIONS COMMONLY SEEN

Muscle strain from poor posture or whiplash injury

Degenerative disc and joints from aging

Spinal stenosis

Pinched nerves causing neck pain radiating down into the arms and hands

Headache and jaw pain

SYMPTOMS

Localized and radiating pain

Decreased range of motion

Headaches

Sensory disturbance in the hands

Weakness causing difficulty with carrying objects or performing finer tasks as in sewing or buttoning clothes

Difficulty with walking/loss of balance

PT MANAGEMENT

Pain control

Postural correction

Movement re-education

Gait/balance training

Strength and mobility training

 

What does your physical therapist do?

First things first. As a physical therapist I want to ensure that you feel at home when you walk in through my doors. Your trust is important for the success of the physical therapy program tailored to your needs. Eventually I would like to maintain a good therapeutic alliance to ensure future service, if need be. Here is the typical approach:

  1. Listen to you carefully to find out what exactly is impacting your present condition.
  2. Provide comprehensive assessment using a biopsychosocial approach- physical, psychological and social/vocational components.
  3. Arrive at a hypothetical diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan based on the physician’s recommendation, if any.
  4. Provide treatment in a safe and effective manner utilizing hands-on approach/manual therapy, exercises and movement re-education. I may use E-stim and therapeutic ultrasound as an adjunct to facilitate the healing process.
  5. Communicate with your physician about the present progress and any changes in your condition.
  6. Ultimately the goal is to optimize movement, recover function and enhance performance to help you return safely to what you like doing.

Victor Physical Therapy

8523 Madison Ave, Suite D

Indianapolis, IN 46227

Ph: 317-893-4091

Fax: 317-893-4020

Email: victorpt121@gmail.com

Clinic Hours[Flexible Upon Request]

Sunday         Closed

Monday        9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday        9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday  9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday       9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday           9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday       Closed