The Goal of Physical Therapy for a Neck Injury

If you’ve ever suffered from a neck injury you’re aware of how painful and uncomfortable it can be. Depending on the severity, it may even alter your ability to live your life.

Fortunately, there are many ways to treat a neck injury, with physical therapy among the best.

Here are the goals associated with physical therapy for a neck injury:

•    To improve neck flexibility and range of motion
•    To reduce pain, soreness, and stiffness
•    To strengthen neck (and surrounding) muscles to help prevent future injury

While physical therapy doesn’t always “cure” a neck injury, it’s one of the best treatment options. Not only can it help you reach the goals above, but it may also improve your daily function which allows you to move on with your life.

If your doctor suggests physical therapy for your neck injury, don’t hesitate to take their lead. You may soon find that it’s the best way to find relief and maintain your health over the long run.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.