When to seek a doctor’s help?
Basically, neck pain is not a serious problem. But seeking medical care is important if the neck pain is accompanied by other problems like numbness, headache, weakness, etc. Seek medical attention if-
- 1.) The problem becomes more severe
- 2.) You start to feel weakness
- 3.) You have a headache due to the neck pain
- 4.) Vomiting feeling
- 5.) Nausea
- 6.) Swollen glands
- 7.) Fever
- 8.) Trouble in breathing or swallowing
- 9.) Trouble in breathing or swallowing
- 10.) Inability to move your hands properly
- 11.) Bowel dysfunction
Treatments available for neck pain
Although different kinds of treatments are available for neck pain, physical therapy and acupuncture have proven extremely beneficial. These therapies are totally natural and do not require using heavy does medicines to ease the pain.
The physical therapy is the process of guiding the patient with correct postures, neck-strengthening exercise, and other measures to ease the pain. The techniques used by physiotherapists not only help in reducing the pain but also help in preventing further recurrence.
This treatment involves using thin needles. The specialist will insert thin needles into various parts of the patient’s body. The insertion of needles works by easing the pain in the neck area and other areas as well. Acupuncture is considered safe when performed by a certified & experienced specialist. Thus, make sure to consult an experienced practitioner.
Book an appointment
If you are suffering from neck pain for so long, it’s time to consult a practitioner. At Heartland Physiotherapy, we offer both physical therapy and acupuncture services. Most importantly, our practitioners are certified and highly experienced. Book an appointment by getting in touch with us.