Approximately 30% of people in the US have neck pain each year. Recent research shows that physical therapy is a better treatment than surgery or pain medication for relieving many cases of neck pain.
Why does my neck hurt?
Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)
Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM)
Herniated Cervical Disc
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
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
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
“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