Category: Neck Physical Therapy

How long does physical therapy take for neck pain?

May11th 2020

Eliminating or significantly reducing neck pain usually occurs over a period of 6-12 weeks. Chronic or degenerative conditions, like arthritis or radiating pain in the arms, may require additional treatment or further evaluation. It is best to start physical therapy for neck pain as soon as possible for the speediest recovery. Please contact ReQuest Physical Therapy today to schedule

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How long is physical therapy for whiplash?

May11th 2020

Whiplash is a complex injury that can involve the muscles, disc, joints of the neck and even the brain and brain stem. The duration of physical therapy after whiplash is variable. In general, the more severe the initial pain, the longer it will take to resolve. Recover faster by starting your physical therapy for whiplash

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Is chiropractic or physical therapy better for neck pain?

May11th 2020

Physical therapy is an effective way to manage and reduce recurrence of neck pain. People often believe they need a “chiropractic adjustment” or manipulation of the neck for sudden neck pain to “put something back in alignment.” Physical therapists not only use mobilizations (what a Chiropractor may refer to as an “adjustment”), but also other

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Should I do physical therapy or massage therapy for neck pain?

May11th 2020

Doing massage therapy for neck pain can help reduce the severity of acute neck pain and help muscles relax. But, strictly doing massage therapy will likely not solve the underlying problems, even after the severe pain is gone. ReQuest Physical Therapy offers massage therapy in conjunction with physical therapy for neck pain when indicated. This

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What is cervical traction in physical therapy?

May11th 2020

Cervical traction can be a helpful treatment when nerves are compressed and irritated. It helps reduce pressure and improve blood flow around the nerve, reducing pain. However, cervical traction has not been shown to be helpful for many types of neck pain, including facet joint problems and arthritis. Your physical therapist will recommend treatment that

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