Cervical contracture can be avoided

contractura cervicalCervical contracture is a disease that affects a significant percentage of the population and can sometimes even end up resulting in chronic neck pain. It is a nuisance that extends from the neck to the interscapular back area and can last up to 12 weeks. However, you need not be alarmed if you suffer a neck contracture, since in most cases visiting the physiotherapist is enough. Chronic neck pain is often rather the aftermath of a domestic or traffic accident.

The main function of the cervical vertebrae is to hold the head upright. That makes it an area where tension is easily accumulated, especially if we subject our bodies to poor posture. Therefore, the cervical area has become a source of very frequent pain amongst people of any age and sex; especially those who work long hours in front of a computer or are subjected to high stress situations in their daily lives.

If not treated early, cervical contracture can cause problems, as well as discomfort and inconvenience. Therefore, it is very important to see a physical therapist whenever we believe we suffer one. It will be the specialist who will tell us which treatment to follow and exercises we need do at home to relax the area or to avoid the problem in the future.

Cervical contractures should be treated, on the one hand, with physical therapy, always by a professional. But we can also do some exercises at home that first must be taught to us by the physiotherapist and also use some physiotherapy and rehabilitation equipment to massage the area and reduce pain, like our 3tool especially designed to relieve different backaches, including that caused by a neck contracture.

On the other hand, they can be prevented by practicing sportswhich help us correct our posture and improve our muscle tone, such as pilates, yoga or tai chi. If you attend regularly this type of activity, the chances of getting cervical contractures, or any other kind, will be reduced significantly. Do not hesitate and put your name down for it!

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