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WHAT A PAIN IN THE NECK…WHAT CAN BE CAUSING MY NECK TO HURT?

WHAT REALLY IS NECK PAIN?
neck pain

The cervical spine (neck) is made up of 7 vertebrae, with each vertebra being separated by a gel-like disc.  The purpose of the discs is to provide shock absorption for the spine.  The spinal cord travels through a central canal in the cervical vertebrae.  Nerve roots extend off of the spinal cord and branch off into specific locations into the arm and hand.  These spinal nerves provide signals to our muscles to contract or relax, as well as provide sensory input such as pain, pressure, and temperature. If any type of abnormal pressure is placed on these spinal nerves, then we get an impingement, or “pinched nerve.”  Some causes of impingement may be: read more

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Were You Expecting Deja Vu?

physical therapyWhen I created Wilderman Physical Therapy, LLC I had one goal in mind.

To provide the ultimate care to my clients by giving them superior value in terms of service. Because when most people research anything, they generally look at 3 factors: COST, QUALITY, and CONVENIENCE. Often times, individuals will sacrifice at least 1 of these factors in their decision. The problem is, the current trend in health insurance is toward higher co-pays and increasing deductibles. As a result, many patients are paying for the majority of their care out of pocket, but not getting the best value for their dollar. read more

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