What are neck injuries?
Neck injuries vary widely in severity, type, and cause. The neck contains muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves, any one of which if damaged or injured can cause neck pain. Because the neck contains part of the spine and nervous system, some neck injuries can cause pain and disability in other parts of the body as well.
Neck injuries typically result from either overuse or trauma. Overuse, such as sitting at a computer for too long, can cause a strain, a “crick”, or even a herniated spinal disc. Traumatic events like car crashes, sudden impacts, and falls can cause sprains, whiplash, nerve root injuries, dislocation, or fractures.
Source: Very Well Health
What causes neck injuries?
Neck injuries can result from overuse, trauma, or illness. Overuse injuries can be caused by a number of things such as poor posture, repetitive neck motions, sleeping on the stomach or with a pillow that’s too stiff, gritting teeth, or carrying a heavy bag day after day.
Traumatic injuries, such as those related to whiplash, are often caused by car accidents or contact sports. Football players are at especially high risk of traumatic neck injuries. A number of existing conditions can cause pain in the neck, including arthritis, infection, or tumors.
The most common causes of neck injuries include:
- Sports injuries
- Car accidents
- Poor posture
- Poor sleeping position
- Pre-existing conditions
Luna’s physical therapists treat neck injuries in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles
Luna’s physical therapists have experience in the treatment of patients who’ve suffered neck injuries. Our physical therapists design physical therapy programs tailored to each patient’s specific condition in order to help the patient safely improve strength and flexibility in the neck, restoring stability and reducing pain.
With Luna, patients can receive physical therapy for their neck injuries in the comfort of their homes. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.