Three ways physical therapists can treat chronic neck pain near the base of the skull

Chronic Neck Pain Near Base of Skull

If you experience chronic neck pain near the base of the skull, it can make life difficult. We rely on the flexibility of our spine and neck to look around and see where we’re going. The uninhibited movement of our neck is important for our experience of the world. That’s why you shouldn’t ignore neck pain if you experience it. 

Do you suffer from chronic neck pain near the base of the skull? Your next step toward relief may be physical therapy. 

Causes of chronic neck pain

There can be many different underlying causes for chronic neck pain near the base of the skull. Most of these conditions relate to the spine. Some common causes include:

If you suffer from any of these conditions or from another problem that’s behind your neck pain, then physical therapy can offer you relief. 

Three techniques used by physical therapists to treat neck pain

  • Manual therapy — This technique is a form of hands-on treatment for the soft tissue and joints. It can help reduce pain and inflammation. Manual therapy may also help mobilize injured joints. This technique can be an effective alternative to pain medication in managing your pain.
  • Aquatic therapy — Low-impact exercises performed in water can help alleviate neck pain. Aquatic therapy can increase blood flow, which can reduce stress and tension in the neck muscles that contribute to your pain. It can also help improve neck flexibility and range of motion. 
  • Spine care and stabilization — If you have a spine injury or experience spinal pain due to aging, then physical therapy can help reduce your pain. Spine care involves targeted exercises and stretches to address spinal and neck pain. Exercise may strengthen the surrounding muscles, which reduces tension in the neck. 

Border Therapy Services is ready to treat your neck pain 

Neck pain near the base of the skull can affect your daily life. It wears down on your spirits and can be debilitating. Our team of experts at Border Therapy Services understands this and are ready to help reduce your chronic pain and discomfort. Our physical therapists can build you a personalized treatment plan to manage your neck condition and to strengthen it to prevent further pain. 

Contact our team today for more information about physical therapy treatments for your neck or to schedule an initial appointment.