Neck Pain Specialist

Negassi  Seyoum, DPT -  - Physical Therapist

Springs Physical Therapy

Negassi Seyoum, DPT

Physical Therapist located in Silver Spring, MD

About one-third of Americans suffer from neck pain at least once every year, with many cases turning chronic. At Springs Physical Therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland, Negassi Seyoum, DPT, and his team provide expert, customized physical therapy to reduce neck pain and heal the condition causing it. If neck pain is limiting your range of motion or causing other adverse effects in your life, call Springs Physical Therapy or request a consultation online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Incorrect posture is one of the leading causes of neck pain, weakness, and stiffness. Whether it’s because of slouching at a desk all day or spending an average of more than five hours a day with your head tilted down to scroll on your phone, you put a lot of physical strain on your neck. 

This leads to a variety of painful conditions, including:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Nerve root compression

Your neck pain could also be due to arthritis, herniated discs, nerve root compression, and injuries like whiplash. 

When should I get treatment for neck pain?

Mild neck pain is usually temporary and subsides on its own with rest and at-home care, such as heat and ice. However, if your pain doesn’t go away, or if it prevents you from turning or nodding your head, you should make an appointment at Springs Physical Therapy for help. 

Dr. Seyoum and his team also offer treatments for acute injuries sustained during sports events, work-related accidents, and automobile collisions.

How is neck pain treated?

Dr. Seyoum and the team at Springs Physical Therapy offer highly personalized treatment plans to reduce neck pain. They begin by collecting your medical history and information about your pain, other symptoms, and overall health. They perform a physical assessment, feeling your neck for abnormalities and guiding you through some gentle stretches to gauge your pain and how it affects your range of motion. 

Then, they create a customized physical therapy plan designed to relieve your pain and heal the underlying condition causing it. Your program may include:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Manual therapy like massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Mechanical traction
  • Shock wave therapy
  • Dry needling

Dr. Seyoum and his team also provide postural education to make you aware of and correct your posture when you’re sitting at work, driving, or scrolling through your phone. Postural adjustments can help reduce your risk of future neck pain by limiting the stress on your neck. 

Your program also includes at-home stretches and exercises to maintain your progress between appointments. 

If you have chronic or frequent neck pain that’s interfering with your range of motion or quality of life, call Springs Physical Therapy or make an appointment online today.