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Neck Pain



Your neck plays a crucial role in everyday movements, and when it’s in pain, it can seriously disrupt your normal functioning. Relief is within reach whether you’re struggling to sit up straight at work or have difficulty tying your shoes due to neck pain that extends to your shoulders.

Physical therapy offers a solution to your neck pain woes. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that one-third of the population has neck pain yearly. Ignoring the issue can lead to worsening symptoms, and in severe cases, even surgical intervention may be necessary.

The good news is that countless individuals discover significant relief from neck pain through physical therapy every year. Our dedicated Telford physical therapy clinic is here to assist you. Don’t wait any longer; schedule your appointment today and start your journey toward recovery! Let’s bid farewell to that pain in the neck and welcome a pain-free, functional life again!

Common Symptoms of Neck Pain

Neck pain often originates from the base of the skull and extends to the top of the shoulder blades, eventually settling at the back of the neck. The intensity of the pain can vary, ranging from a constant, dull ache to sharp, stabbing sensations. Along with the primary pain, there are several additional symptoms associated with neck pain, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Stiffness and muscle tightness in the upper body.
  • Arm weakness.
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain and discomfort.
  • Inability to fully stand up or sit up straight.
  • Numbness or tingling sensations in the upper extremities.
  • Headaches
  • Discomfort and pain when remaining in the same position for an extended period.

Identifying the exact cause of neck pain can be complex, so it’s essential to exercise caution before relying solely on online sources for diagnosis. To be sure about the underlying reason for your neck pain, the best course of action is to schedule an appointment with a qualified therapist. 

They can provide a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plan to address your specific condition effectively. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help for lasting relief and improved neck health.

How Might Physical Therapy Reduce My Neck Pain?

If you’re seeking relief from neck pain, physical therapy offers one of the most effective solutions. At Gear Up Physical Therapy and Wellness, our skilled physical therapists will begin by conducting a comprehensive evaluation of your neck’s range of motion and identifying any limitations caused by the pain.

Based on the assessment, a personalized diagnosis will be made, and a tailored treatment plan will be created. Throughout the process, you’ll actively participate in setting goals and understanding the expectations of each step of your recovery journey. The primary objective is to alleviate your neck pain as swiftly as possible, and if necessary, our team will coordinate with your primary care physician.

Are there any treatments that might be part of your plan? Our Telford physical therapists will prescribe specific exercises to strengthen and improve your neck’s muscles and tissues. Additionally, you may benefit from manual therapy, involving targeted techniques to reduce stiffness and enhance your neck’s range of motion.

Posture improvement will also be emphasized to aid in neck muscle recovery and prevent future injuries.

Rest assured that with our expertise and personalized approach to care, we’ll strive to relieve your neck pain and help you get back to a pain-free and functional life. Don’t hesitate to reach out and take the first step toward a healthier, pain-free neck!

Identifying The Causes Of Neck Pain

Neck pain can stem from various sources, with injuries to tissues and bones being the most common culprits. Additionally, certain degenerative conditions can contribute to neck pain. Here are some of the common conditions that may lead to neck pain:

  • Muscle Strains: Simple activities like prolonged desk work with your neck tilted towards a computer screen can strain neck muscles due to overuse.
  • Compressed Nerves: Conditions like a herniated disc in the neck or a narrowing of the foramen (where nerves exit the spine) can compress nerves branching out from the spinal cord. This compression may lead to radiculopathy, where nerve pain extends from the neck to the hands and fingers.
  • Injuries: Whiplash is a common injury resulting in neck pain, typically occurring during automobile accidents or high-impact sports collisions. This strain injury causes the head to whip rapidly back and forth, affecting the soft tissues at the back of the neck.
  • Degenerative Joint Conditions: Conditions like osteoarthritis can reduce the cartilage between vertebrae in the neck, leading to neck pain. Like other joints, the neck joints can deteriorate with age, causing discomfort.

At Gear Up Physical Therapy and Wellness, we’ve created a 3 step process to get rid of your pain AND make sure it doesn’t come back again.

Step #1 - We Want To Listen To Your Story

Our medical system is frustrating. You wait weeks, sometimes months, for an appointment, only to get to talk to the doctors for 10 minutes before they have to run to the next patient and you’re left sitting there wondering, “What just happened?”

Even most physical therapy clinics operate this way. They’re not attentive, they’re fast-paced, and the therapist lacks the time to address the exact location of your pain.

This is why our first step is to listen to your story.

After working with lots of people with Neck Pain we know that no two people are alike. Each person has a different body, a different history, and different types of pain. 

That is why our first step is to have an open conversation and time for you to tell your story. That way we get a deep understanding of what’s going on not just with your body, but also how it’s impacting your life. 

Step #2 - Find Out WHY The Neck Pain Started

Many people have a diagnosis, or medical term for what’s going on with their body. Maybe their doctor gave it to them, maybe tests showed the diagnosis, or maybe they found it online.

You could have been told that your only choice was to rest, take painkillers, or start thinking about surgery.

Sometimes, those things bring temporary relief, but they’re not addressing what CAUSED the problem in the first place.

Every person’s cause of pain is different. No one has the exact same problem caused by the exact same thing as another person.

Our goal at Gear Up Physical Therapy and Wellness is to find that original cause of your pain, so not only does your pain go away, it STAYS AWAY! 

During the Neck Pain Assessment, you’ll find out what’s wrong, how long it’s going to take to fix it, and give you peace of mind that your problem can be fixed naturally!

Step #3 - Get Rid Of The Pain & Keep It From Coming Back

This is when the big transformation occurs. We develop a personalized plan that allows you to…

…Get back to your daily activities without fear of the pain coming back.
…Be able to get back to your favorite workouts, sports, activities
…Get back to feeling how you were pre-injury 

Our best clients are those who are motivated and ready to win back their active lifestyle. (Even if they feel stuck right now!)

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