Treatment to the cervical spine requires facilitation of these deep muscles in the neck as well as correction of any faulty posturing or movement patterns involving the spine, shoulder girdle and trunk. Abiding by the philosophy of Kinetic Chain Physical Therapy, we also find it crucial to assess all segments of the body that may be contributing to your lingering neck pain. Whether your neck or back pain is caused by an injury or an unknown cause, a complete evaluation addressing the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems should be done.
As the space between the vertebrae gets smaller, there is less padding between them, and the spine becomes less stable. The body reacts to this by constructing bony growths called bone spurs (osteophytes). Bone spurs can put pressure on the spinal nerve roots or spinal cord, resulting in pain and affecting nerve function. This condition is most commonly referred to as Spinal Stenosis.