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Neck and Back Pain

Neck and Back Pain are nowadays very common. We will get a Neck Pain at some time in our lives. It is said that two out of every three persons have Neck Pain. In most of the cases, it is not due to a serious disease or neck problem but the exact cause of this pain is not clear. Neck and Back Pain can be classified in many ways. Some people experience only Neck Pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas.


Causes

Causes of Neck Pain include:

  • Abnormalities in the bone or joints
  • Trauma
  • Poor posture
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Tumours
  • Muscle strain

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Such a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can stem from one or more of the following causes. Causes of shoulder and back pain are:

  • Strains from overexertion
  • Tendonitis from overuse
  • Shoulder joint instability
  • Dislocation
  • Collar or upper arm bone fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pinched nerves (also called radiculopathy)

Treatment

The early you treat Neck and Back Pain, the better it is.

Medication

The treatment of soft tissue Neck and Back Pain often includes the use of anti-inflammatory medication.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy exercises help to remove both neck and shoulder pain. In cases of which nerve roots or the spinal cord are involved, surgical procedures may be necessary.  At our Optimum Rehab offices at New York City, Wall Street, Astoria, and Upper East Side, our experienced Physical Therapists will help you to minimize the effects of back and neck pain by individualized treatment plans that best suit your condition and lifestyle.