Neck Pain & Stiffness due to Hypomobility
Neck pain and stiffness is a common condition, and many people suffer from it.
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What is neck hypomobility?
Hypomobility is an excessive stiffness in our joints. The neck along with the back has a lot of joints. If hypomobility sneaks in due to degeneration, arthritis, history of trauma and bone spurs, it can lead to stiffness in one of these joints.
How does physical therapy help?
We use a multi-dimensional approach to treat neck pain and stiffness which includes joint mobilization, joint manipulation, and therapeutic exercise.
Joint mobilization is like a massage for your actual joint or in this case, your spine. It allows repeated stretching to that joint and mobility for a prolonged period that helps the remodeling.
Joint manipulation is a quick impulse in mid-range with proper mechanics to help free up the joint. A lot of patients might hear a pop or click followed by decreased pressure and improved mobility.
And then after these hands-on treatments, we can then add therapeutic exercise which is movement patterns aimed to improve function and decrease neck pain and stiffness.
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Have you ever experienced a neck pain due to stiffness? What was it like?
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