Physical therapy for neck pain in Alpharetta, Georgia

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Alpharetta, Georgia, Luna’s physical therapists specialize in treating neck pain. With effective lifestyle modifications plus a tailored exercise and stretching plan, neck pain can be a thing of your past, once and for all.

Best of all, with Luna, patients can receive physical therapy for neck pain in the comfort of their homes. Our physical therapists come to you; it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is neck pain?

As more and more people spend their days hunched over computers or looking down at smartphones, neck pain is becoming an increasingly common complaint. Fortunately, this ubiquitous symptom can typically be corrected with simple lifestyle and postural changes, and it rarely indicates that something is seriously amiss.

In some cases, however, neck pain can be the first sign of a more serious problem. Pain that’s severe spreads down into the rest of the body or is accompanied by numbness or tingling tends to be a cause for alarm — it’s recommended that patients see a doctor if they experience this.

More commonly, though, neck pain occurs because the head is too heavy to be held at unnatural angles for extended periods. Prevention tends to be the best treatment option for chronic neck pain; patients with chronic neck pain may need physical therapy to create healthy habits that will eliminate it once and for all.

Source: MayoClinic

Neck pain symptoms

The single most common symptom of neck pain is chronic discomfort in the neck, which tends to get worse after holding the head in one position for an extended period — such as when working at a computer. Some patients may experience muscle tightness in the neck or even occasional spasming.

In addition, it’s not entirely uncommon to experience a decreased range of neck motion or an inability to move the head in certain directions. Some patients may also develop headaches due to neck pain, though this is a sign of a more serious condition.

The most common symptoms of neck pain include:

  • Pain that increases when straining the neck
  • Muscle tightness
  • Spasms
  • Decreased range of neck motion

Source: MayoClinic

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What causes neck pain?

Effectively addressing neck pain tends to hinge on determining its underlying cause. While it’s often the result of posture — usually due to working at a desk for long periods — it can also be caused by an injury or underlying condition. The causes of neck pain can be classified into three groups: muscle strain, traumatic event, or underlying condition.

Muscle strain can occur due to working at a desk, sleeping in an odd position, or jerking the neck during exercise. Traumatic events can include falls, car accidents, or heart attacks. Underlying conditions that cause neck pain include meningitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, and spinal stenosis.

The most common causes of neck pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Falls
  • Car accidents
  • Heart attack
  • Arthritis
Source: Healthline

Physical therapy for neck pain in Alpharetta, Georgia

Home remedies can sometimes be sufficient to address chronic neck pain; however, when attempts to correct the problem without professional help don’t succeed, it’s wise to seek the assistance of a licensed physical therapist.

In most cases, physical therapy for neck pain will involve a two-fold approach: habit modifications and stretching. A physical therapist can help the patient improve their posture and change their work and living environment to offer the neck greater support. In addition, they can recommend safe and effective stretches to improve flexibility and mobility.

Source: Move Forward PT
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

For physical therapy appointments in the Alpharetta area, our therapists are available to visit your home. We go the extra mile to serve all neighborhoods, guaranteeing that we bring the PT session to you, making it as convenient as possible.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

With Luna, you have access to a wide array of insurance plans, and we handle the benefits verification on your behalf. Your co-pay at Luna will always match the exact co-pay outlined in your insurance plan for a PT clinic visit. We welcome all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Not at all! At Luna, we're dedicated to ensuring a seamless start for patients on their physical therapy journey. Welcoming new patients is a top priority, and for most, their first at-home physical therapy appointment can be arranged within just 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists maintain flexible schedules, operating from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Within Luna, our therapists are highly experienced professionals, with a minimum of 3 years of practice, often with many additional years of experience. Each therapist undergoes a rigorous interview and comprehensive background check. We engage exclusively with therapists who are devoted to providing superior care to their patients.

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