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Weighing In On Chronic Neck Pain

If you suffer from chronic neck pain, you might be interested to learn that strength training may help relieve your problem. Chronic neck and shoulder pain has grown more wide spread as people spend increasing amounts of time at their computers. 

This pain commonly stems from the upper trapezius muscle, which spans the upper back and shoulders, helping to move the neck. As you repeatedly perform tasks involving this muscle, it can become tighter and tender. A recent study involving people with chronic trapezius pain showed that subjecting the neck and shoulder muscles to strength training, using hand weights (3 times per week, for 20 minutes, over a 10 week period) provided exercisers with 70%-80% reduction in pain. 

Call our facility at 949-429-3220 to learn more about how physical therapy can help relieve your chronic neck pain. We offer solutions for back and neck disorders, orthopedic problems, balance disorders, overuse injuries, geriatric conditions, and more. Our therapist will develop a program that focuses on you individual needs. We are located at 27136 B Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano.

P. S. Strength training boosts the metabolism of protein in muscle, which may repair painful muscle tissue.