According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), approximately one-third of the population will experience neck pain in any given year. Neck pain can be debilitating and extremely uncomfortable, especially if the pain stretches from your neck down to your shoulders. Neck pain is usually brought on by poor posture but can also occur from performing overhead activities. Neck pain can cause headaches and make it difficult to sleep at night. The neck is vulnerable to DDD (degenerative disc disease) and arthritic changes. But relief can be found with good physical therapy.
Physical therapy is one of the best methods for treating neck pain according to WebMD. Treatment always begins with a thorough evaluation to test range of motion and quality of movement at the joint surface. Treatment will include hands-on manual therapy to alleviate the pain and stiffness you are experiencing. Many people are able to find relief from their neck pain every year through the help of physical therapy, and so can you.