Neck Pain

With Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

When the head is in the forward position, the upper neck needs to be in extension to keep the head looking at the horizon. This position of the neck can compress the nerves that feed the upper extremities, causing the symptoms mentioned below.
Neck Pain

Signs & Symptoms

People with neck pain with radiculopathy may experience:

  • Pain traveling down the arm, including past the elbow
  • Discomfort during activity and on one side more than the other
  • Additional symptoms can include weakness, numbness, and tingling into the arm

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Physical Therapy for Neck Pain

The physical therapists at Vita will work with you to design a specific treatment program to address your neck pain. Typically, the program will include the following: 

  • Pain reduction methods such as dry needling and kinesio taping
  • Strengthening and mobility exercises for muscles of the neck, shoulders, and torso
  • Postural retraining and breathing exercises to reduce upper body tension
  • Guidance in setting up of your workspace
  • Cross-training guidance and progression to full activity

Talk to one of the physical therapy specialists at Vita today about treatment options for neck pain.