Should I seek a physiotherapist for Neck Pain Relief?
When it comes to pain and injuries, you can broadly categorise them into two kinds: acute and chronic, with physiotherapy handling more of the acute category. Acute pain is sharp – it typically comes on suddenly and caused by something specific like a recent injury or surgery. Chronic pain, however, can be described as a dull, constant, episodic or reoccurring sort of pain and usually lasts longer than six months, continuing even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed.
At Core Fitness, depending on the severity of the injury or post op inflammation, our physiotherapists will first seek to stabilise the neck and reduce the immediate pain and swelling through different clinical treatments such as stabilising methods, ultrasound therapy, electrotherapy and ice/heat application.
For stabler cases, they can also employ other methods like manual therapy, assisted stretches, soft tissue manipulation or even prescribe mobility exercises aimed at helping the injured area to heal more quickly. Our physiotherapists can also prescribe specific injury-related strengthening exercises to help further rehabilitate and stabilise the muscles around the injury site.
At Core Fitness, our physiotherapists will help by performing various assessments and identifying the red flags in both acute and chronic neck pain as there are different types and causes of neck pain which can be serious and related to other medical conditions. This preliminary diagnosis would be followed by a targeted holistic and clinical treatment plan to help you achieve long-term pain relief and to restore function and mobility. Referral to other professionals or specialists will be done if further investigation is deemed necessary.
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