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       Last week, we began to explore the subject of cervical (neck) pain. We defined what, exactly makes up the neck, then went through an exhaustive list of causes for neck pain.        This week, we will discuss the symptoms of neck injury, address when to see a physician and outlining how a physician diagnoses neck pain.   Symptoms: The first symptoms of neck pain are usually a knot, stiffness, or severe pain in your neck. ...
Posted on 2019-07-30
Cervical pain is a broad classification of various conditions of pain in the neck. Because of the complex structures in the neck, these pains can be related to the vertebrae, the muscles, the nerves, or a combination of factors related to these structures. All can be painful, but all can be treated.           This week, we will begin to explore the subject of neck pain. This is a broad subject for a relatively small area of the body, but it is a arguably...
Posted on 2019-07-23
Let's talk about Direct Access again.  Many still do not recognize the term or know what it means.  Most important is understanding what it means for you to be able to get Physical Therapy.  Simply stated it means you can get Physical Therapy without a doctor's order.  Did you know that?  This will save you money and time.  You no longer have to set up a doctor's appointment to get a referral.  You can simply call the Physical Therapy clinic of your choice and ...
Posted on 2019-07-18
Cervical Herniated Disc When the outer cartilage bands cracks or breaks, the gel inside the disc ,nucleus pulpus leaks out placing pressure on nerve roots.  The nuclear material releases chemical irritants causing nerve inflammation and pain.  Most don't require surgery.  Anti-inflammatory meds, physical therapy, cervical traction and spinal injections can help relieve symptoms. Muscle Strain Muscle strains occur when the muscle is overworked or over stretched.  Strains ra...
Posted on 2019-07-10
Hello all.  It's been a while since we've last posted.  Let's talk about Brain Injury.  Did you know we work with Brain Injuries here at Excel Rehab?  Our Speech Therapist works with Speech, Swallowing and Cognition.  The Physical Therapist works with balance, gait & upper extremities affected by the brain injury.   Sometimes, the manifestation of symptoms isn't physically visible.  Thoughts, memory & mood may be affected.  Brain Injuries not...
Posted on 2019-06-28
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