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Neck and Back Pain

Millions of Americans are adversely impacted by back and neck pain each year. Studies show that, at one point or another, approximately 80% of the U.S. population will be affected by back pain. Back aches and back pain may occur for a variety of reasons. Most people experience back pain as a result of sprains/strains, injuries, lifting improperly, or sitting for prolonged periods. While there are a lot of options available to treat back pain, many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of your pain. Our physical therapists find the causes of your back pain, which may include muscle weakness, poor movement, and poor spinal coordination.

Neck pain is also very common and can generate pain or limited mobility in the shoulder, arm, or hand. Headaches and even migraines are often triggered by an underlying neck problem. For example, many patients complain of aches or tenderness in the neck, and sometimes shooting, sharp pains in nearby areas. Often, the primary problems causing your neck pain are tightened muscles and poor posture from daily stress, sitting at computers, and inactivity.

At St. Francis Rehab and Sports Medicine, our physical/occupational therapists are experts in helping patients quickly resolve their back and neck pain. During your evaluation, we will discuss your history, examine your spine, and evaluate your movement, strength, walking, and coordination. This will help our physical therapists pinpoint the cause of your back pain or neck pain. We will work closely with you to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function. Call us today so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today!

Some of the Common Conditions We Treat:

  • Burners
  • Cervical Torticollis
  • Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis, Myelopathy and Radiculopathy
  • Stiff Neck
  • Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorder
  • Strains
  • Sprains