Physical Therapy for Neck Pain in Monmouth & Ocean County, NJ

Rehabilitation facility local to Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey NJ offers a variety of cutting edge techniques in the reduction of neck pain.

After 20 years serving Red Bank pain relief, Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation now has 4 locations: Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey.

Relief for Neck Pain in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey, NJ

Physical therapy is often recommended for the treatment of neck pain. Specifically, physical therapy for neck pain is centered on the goal of relieving pain while restoring movement and flexibility.

It is very common for physical therapy programs to work in conjunction with traditional medical care as well as chiropractic treatment. Whether neck pain is caused by trauma, illness, or other factors, it is important for these practices to work together to create a customized plan for each patient.

While every patient is different, there are a number of both passive and active physical therapy practices that may be a part of any given neck pain treatment plan. Passive treatments help the body prepare for the active component of physical therapy—therapeutic exercise.

Physical therapy for neck pain may include the following treatments:

Exercise: Patients may be taught a series of exercises to help the body’s flexibility, stability, range of motion, and strength. Depending on various factors such as age and medical history, exercises vary from patient to patient.

Hot and Cold Therapy: Heat increases circulation to affected areas—in this case, the neck—which increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients in order to speed healing. Increased circulation also assists with the removal of waste byproducts. Cold therapy accomplishes the opposite: it slows circulation in order to reduce inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms. Often, treatment involves alternating between the two extremes.

Massage: Neck pain is sometimes the result of stress and tension. Massage, including deep tissue massage, applies direct pressure to the soft tissues to release tension and pain.

Electrotherapy: Patients with neck pain can benefit from electrotherapy; this technique assists with tissue repair and can help improve mobility. It is particularly helpful in reducing pain, edema (swelling), muscle spasms, and muscle weakness.

Traction: Because restoring movement and flexibility is a priority in neck pain treatment plans, traction is often used to stretch the spine to mobilize the area and lessen pain. Traction works by removing pressure on the nerves.

Ultrasound: Ultrasound reaches deep into the muscle tissues with sound waves that boost circulation and healing by creating heat. Pain, stiffness, cramping, and muscle spasms are reduced with ultrasound.

Low Level Laser Therapy: Laser therapy can be extremely helpful for patients with neck pain in that it speeds up cellular production for faster healing. Low level laser therapy also prevents the formation of scar tissue and can increase circulation.

Physical Therapy for Neck Pain at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

At our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey NJ offices, we offer all of the above treatments. In the case of neck pain, physical therapy is often best when used in conjunction with our chiropractic services. It’s important to note that neck pain could be a warning sign for more serious nervous system distress. Chiropractic works to ensure the health of the body and the nervous system by realigning the spine. We also employ an acupuncturist in the relief of neck pain.

Please contact our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, or Lacey rehabilitation facility to learn more about how we can help with your neck pain in a healthy, holistic, and cutting-edge environment.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728