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Don't Ignore Your Neck Pain

April 15, 2019

Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal ailments. The neck, is also called the cervical spine. It runs from the base of the skull, down to the area between the shoulder blades. When neck pain is present, it can be quite limiting in the ability to function. Neck pain can vary in intensity and frequency of symptoms, type of pain experienced and location of pain. Neck pain can significantly impair an individual’s ability to perform everyday activities and work related tasks.

Problems in the cervical spine region can present with various types of symptoms in the head, face, neck, between the shoulders blade, front or back of shoulders, or into the arm(s) or finger(s).

Types of neck pain experienced include (just to name a few): sharp, shooting, stabbing, numb, tingling, dull, achey, gnawing, throbbing, nagging, etc.

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Don't Ignore Your Neck Pain

April 15, 2019

Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal ailments. The neck, is also called the cervical spine. It runs from the base of the skull, down to the area between the shoulder blades. When neck pain is present, it can be quite limiting in the ability to function. Neck pain can vary in intensity and frequency of symptoms, type of pain experienced and location of pain. Neck pain can significantly impair an individual’s ability to perform everyday activities and work related tasks.

Problems in the cervical spine region can present with various types of symptoms in the head, face, neck, between the shoulders blade, front or back of shoulders, or into the arm(s) or finger(s).

Types of neck pain experienced include (just to name a few): sharp, shooting, stabbing, numb, tingling, dull, achey, gnawing, throbbing, nagging, etc.

Causes of neck pain

Sprain/Strains: Often this is due to daily occupational/functional hazards from the cumulative effect of impaired posture in conjunction with faulty body mechanics with job related tasks such as sitting at a desk all day, and/or activities of daily living, such as leaning over the counter to brush your teeth or doing dishes. This is a very common cause of neck pain.

Degeneration: Osteoarthritis results from the gradual wear and tear that has occurred in the vertebral segments of the neck region. Often, this leads to structural changes such as stenosis. Stenosis is a narrowing of the area where the spinal cord and/or nerves are located, or degenerative disc disease which results in loss of space in between the vertebrae. .

Trauma: Often, this results from a car accident often involving a whiplash type of injury. Also, it could be from a fall, assault, or sports injury. Traumatic neck injuries can lead to an injury to the discs or nerves or the surrounding soft tissues of the neck region.

Nerve Impingement/Compression: This results from herniated discs or other structures pushing on the nerves in the cervical region.

Disease: There are many diseases of the spine that can lead to neck pain. Ankylosing Spondylitis, cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, meningitis, and Osteoperosis are a few examples.

Treatment of Neck Pain:

There are many different treatments for neck pain. Injections focus on the reduction of inflammation and/or pain emanating from a specific region. Surgery is very effective in circumstances where more conservative means of treatment have been, or would be, ineffective due to structural problems in the spine. Lastly, physical therapy can be very effective in treating neck pain. The focus of physical therapy is to reduce inflammation, improve soft tissue and joint mobility, and build strength in the neck and shoulder blade region to improve mechanics and posture of the upper body. The goal of physical therapy is to not only alleviate the current pain, but also educate the patient and provide a home exercise program to prevent future issues.

Prevention of Neck Pain:

Maintaining a balance of flexibility, and strength of the neck and upper body musculature and being mindful of posture when sitting or standing still, and when moving throughout the course of the day, is key to the prevention of neck pain. For further information regarding neck pain, consult your Physical Therapist at ReThrive.

The goal of physical therapy is to help you recover from an acute or chronic injury, improve your overall wellness, and reach your physical therapy goals while optimizing your outcome.

Mobile physical therapy involves a licensed doctor of physical therapy providing physical therapy treatment and rehabilitation services in the comfort of your own home or wherever you may need it.

The advantages of mobile physical therapy include individualized evaluation and treatment, direct access to a licensed specialist, the ability to enable recovery and deliver rehabilitation services in the comfort of your own home, and the convenience of not having to travel to an outpatient or traditional clinic.

Each person's situation is unique, so consult with a healthcare professional to discuss individual needs and determine whether mobile physical therapy is appropriate.

es, mobile physical therapists can work with seniors on a range of conditions, including arthritis, Parkinson's disease, recovery from injuries, or surgeries like hip and knee replacements.

Mobile physical therapy sessions generally include an initial assessment, creation of personalized treatment plans, and implementation of targeted exercises and interventions. These at-home sessions can also involve guidance on mobility aids and adaptive strategies.

e are not contracted with any insurance companies, including Medicare.

An insurance-accepting physical therapy clinic typically schedules at least two to four patients per hour. A majority of the time is spent on passive modalities while patients are guided through exercises by trained assistants.

ReThrive provides one-on-one care without the constraints of health insurance. As a result, we can maximize our time with the patient, without being restricted to focusing on one body part alone. With a full hour of one-on-one time, improvements can be made more quickly.

In comparison to standard private practice clinical treatment sessions, this allows for a more intensive treatment session. Recovery is often quicker as a result.

Upon request, ReThrive can provide you with a receipt that includes billing and diagnosis codes that you can submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. ReThrive does not process your reimbursement claim.

Each carrier's reimbursement amount will vary. To find out how much your insurance pays for out-of-network Physical Therapy, contact your insurance provider.

We provide mobile physical therapy services in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas.

You can call our office directly to make an appointment.

We offer a range of physical therapy treatments, including manual therapy, dry needling, joint mobilization, balance training, posture correction, rotator cuff rehabilitation, body mechanics training, and other wellness services to help you recover, deliver and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Concierge physical therapy is a personalized approach to physical therapy treatment that focuses on individualized care, goal setting, and a one-on-one relationship with your licensed doctor of physical therapy.

Mobile physical therapy is a direct access service that does not require referral from a specialist or physician, while home health services require a referral and certification for reimbursement. Mobile physical therapy also focuses on rehabilitation and recovery, while home health services may include a wider range of medical services.

A licensed doctor of physical therapy can evaluate your post-surgical needs, develop an individualized rehabilitation plan, and provide manual therapy and other physical therapy treatments to help you recover faster and more effectively.

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