Ice packs aren’t the only way to treat your neck pain: Find out how PT can help, too

July 24, 2022

Neck pain is a condition that affects a large number of people daily. Research estimates that roughly 20% to 70% of adults in the U.S. will experience neck pain that interferes with daily functioning at some point during their life span. The types of neck pain can vary greatly, but overall, it is a very common and even disruptive condition. Ice packs are a common home remedy for alleviating neck pain, and they can help temporarily. However, those who seek out treatment for their neck pain through physical therapy are likely to see longer-lasting results. Keep reading for a few PT methods that can help people with their pain.

3 PT methods that can help people address the root causes and symptoms of neck pain

  1. Manual manipulation — A physical therapist may use manual manipulation to help treat your symptoms. Manual manipulation can help relieve tension in soft tissue and even break up scar tissue in preexisting injuries in the neck.
  1. Therapeutic neck exercises — Your physical therapist could have you complete a series of therapeutic neck exercises during each PT session to increase neck range of motion and work through any muscle tension.
  1. Core and back strength building — Working to build your core and back strength can help support the neck simultaneously. This strength building could provide more effective relief from neck pain than using ice packs alone.

Alliance PTP is ready to help you if you aren’t getting the neck pain relief you want from using ice packs alone

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re proudly bringing together physical therapy practices across the country to help people get the high-quality PT they need. Want to see a physical therapist in person? We can put you in touch with an Alliance PTP specialist that’s near you and who can help you address your neck pain. 

Not keen on in-person PT sessions or not close to an Alliance PTP partner? No worries. We also offer effective and affordable virtual physical therapy through our Agile Virtual Physical Therapy platform. 

Are you still unsure what you should be looking for in a physical therapy clinic? Contact our team today so we can help you find the most effective physical therapy services for your injury or condition.