Neck Pain Treatments

The following may help you avoid neck pain or prevent it from worsening:

  • Practice correct lifting techniques
  • Practice proper use of telephones, workplace computers and other equipment
  • Maintain correct posture while sitting, standing and sleeping
  • Participate in regular exercise (with proper stretching before participation)
  • Avoid smoking
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce emotional stress that may cause muscle tension

Rehabilitation for neck pain

A neck pain rehabilitation program is designed to meet your individual needs, depending upon the type and severity of your pain, injury or disease. Your active involvement is vital to the success of the program.

The goal of neck rehabilitation is to help you return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving your overall quality of life—physically, emotionally and socially. The focus of rehabilitation is on relieving pain and improving mobility (movement). To help you reach these goals, our neck rehabilitation program may include:

  • Exercise programs to improve your range of motion, increase muscle strength, improve flexibility and mobility and increase endurance
  • Help with obtaining assistive devices that promote independence
  • Education and counseling
  • Pain management techniques
  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Gait (walking) and movement retraining
  • Stress management
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Ergonomic assessments and work-related injury prevention programs
  • Vocational counseling