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Why does my neck hurt?

  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

  • Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)

  • Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM)

  • Cervical Stenosis

  • Herniated Cervical Disc

  • Stiff Neck

  • Whiplash

Signs & Symptoms of Neck Injury

  • Pain that worsens with certain neck movements

  • Can’t bend or rotate the neck

  • Hard to look up or over the shoulder

  • Muscle spasms

  • Pain in the neck, upper back, shoulder blade, shoulder, upper chest, or arm, with pain possibly radiating into the fingers following the path of the involved nerve root.

  • Numbness or tingling in the neck, shoulders, arms, or hands

  • Weakness in the shoulder, arm or hand

  • Increased pain when coughing, sneezing, reaching, or sitting

  • Can’t stand straight or sit up straight

  • Stiffness when trying to move, or a feeling of you neck being "stuck" in a position

  • Tight muscles

  • Headaches

  • Can’t remain in one position for a long period of time, such as sitting or standing, due to pain

  • Pain that is worse in the morning or at night

  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain

  • Pain described as "sharp" or "pins-and-needles" or “popping sensation” in neck region.

  • General dull ache or numbness anywhere along the pathway of the nerve

  • Pain that improves when the arm is lifted over and behind the head (relieving tension on the spinal nerve)

How Do We Treat Neck Pain?

At Iron PT, we will not use a “cookie cutter” treatment for your neck injury. Your highly trained Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) will conduct a thorough one-on-one evaluation to understand your personal goals and uncover the cause and severity of your neck injury. Then, they will create a customized treatment plan incorporating the very latest hands on techniques and exercises to build strength and give you full, pain-free range of motion.

Patient Success Stories

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“I have benefitted because my DPTs encouraged me not see physical therapy as something I had to go through, but rather as an opportunity to use it as a gateway back toward the active lifestyle I missed. I first came to physical therapy in a sour mood because of a neck injury that forced me to postpone scheduled hip surgery. I leave physical therapy filled with optimism about what I can do rather than frustrated about what I can’t.”

- Phil, Active Grandfather

Next Steps to Relieving your Neck Pain with Iron Physical Therapy…

Give us a Call! Our staff will be happy to speak with you more about possible treatment and answer any questions you may!

Caldwell, NJ: (973) 228-4766

Midland Park, NJ: (201) 857-8899