After being in serious accidents or car crashes, people who suffer a neck injury can end up having neck pain for the rest of their lives. Surgery may be an option but even doctors do not recommend it often, as the slightest mistake could damage a nerve and make the injury that much worse. Opioids are being prescribed less and less often after new studies found rising addiction rates. So, what option does that leave someone who needs to find a way to lessen or eliminate chronic neck pain?
Explore the Options of Physical Therapy
More and more medical professionals are accepting the vast and risk-free benefits of physical therapy when it is conducted by a highly-trained physician. For neck injuries in particular, physical therapy represents a number of breakthrough treatment options. With the neck being one of the body’s most sensitive and fragile parts, the gentle yet effective approach of physical therapy really cannot be replaced.
Two choices of physical therapy options that help with neck pain are:
- Massage therapy: Most people appreciate a neck and shoulder massage just to relieve some of the stress of their day-to-day lives. But did you know that targeted and personalized massage therapy can actually work wonders for a neck recovering from a serious injury? Massage therapy can provide immediate relief from the worst pangs and soreness, and regularly-scheduled sessions may give semi-permanent relief.
- EPAT treatment: Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT) uses directed pressure waves to enhance the body’s natural healing processes by encouraging healthy blood flow. For neck injuries that are severe, EPAT represents a high-tech approach that still functions on the groundwork ideas of physical therapy. It is noninvasive, creates no scars, cannot cause infection, but still results in total patient satisfaction 80% of the time.
At ProFysio Physical Therapy, our physical therapists in Monmouth County are always looking for newer, better ways to help our patients find relief from their pain. If you have suffered a neck injury and now find it difficult to go a day without sharp pains or a constant dull soreness, we may be able to use a variety of physical therapy treatments personally tailored to you to provide alleviation. Call us at 732.333.6360 to discuss your symptoms and potential solutions.