Brady Hoffmann DPT, ATC
Owner and Founder of UpSlope PT
If your neck is hurting or aching, it’s natural to think that it’s “just something that happens as you get older” or “wear and tear.” It’s easy to believe that it’s all in your head, especially if you’re living with a bad neck.
Pain in your neck is incredibly frustrating, and we know it’s time for you to get some answers.
If you’re experiencing this, you’re not alone – we hear it all the time. Neck pain is actually one of the most prevalent issues that our physical therapy clinic treats. And when it comes to coping with neck discomfort, everyone wants to know these answers:
“Why is This Happening to Me?” or, “Why am I still suffering with Neck pain that keeps getting worse after putting up with it for 6 months - sometimes more?”
Despite popular belief, neck pain rarely dissipates on its own – and even if it does, the respite is generally temporary. Waking up one morning to find that your discomfort has magically vanished is unlikely; in fact, you may find that six months later, your symptoms have not only returned but worsened.
Does That Sound Like You?
A common occurrence in our physical therapy clinic is when people visit their doctor, and the well-intentioned physician tells them to “rest”, “try these painkillers” and “come back in 6 weeks if it does not improve.” However, six weeks later they revisits the same doctor only to discover that nothing has changed–in fact, their condition might have even worsened. The next step for many of these patients is another round of prescription pills or a neck support.
Has That Ever Happened To You?
It’s possible you’re feeling perplexed because different individuals have given you contradictory information. Maybe you believe that being sedentary will lessen your neck pain, or that a certain combination of exercises will actually improve the situation.
It’s difficult to know what to do when you don’t know what caused your neck pain in the first place. And, because of this uncertainty, many individuals choose to put off making a decision on how to alleviate their neck discomfort. Worse yet, many individuals opt for acceptance rather than seeking help.
Is This How You Feel Too?
If You’re Currently Living With Neck Pain, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:
1. You thought it would go away on it’s own – but it didn’t
2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers – but the pills did nothing to help, all they did was ‘mask’ the pain – and as soon as they wore off neck pain stopped you in your tracks again
3. A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets neck pain as they get older, so you just accepted it
4. You sought help from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physio in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help
5. You’ve tried using things like neck supports but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain any better
6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because you experienced severe pain and swelling in your necks, but it still irritates you daily
7. You tried a few exercises from ‘Youtube’ – but they felt painful when you did them, and did nothing to ease the pain
If any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk to our physical therapists in UpSlope to find out what can be done to help you.The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work – you are closer to finding the thing that does!
Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you for FREE over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next.
“What Can I Do To Get Rid Of My Neck Pain Quickly?”
Well, here’s 4 things you can do:
1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help – Sleep deprivation, time off work and other factors can contribute to this condition. Many individuals rest for weeks, assuming the agony will ‘just go away with time,’ but then 6 months down the line they’re still enduring it, and nothing’s improved… or the pain and swelling get worse as a result of lack of sleep.
2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises – Exercises prescribed by a physical therapist can help reduce neck pain, allowing for increased mobility and preventing future problems.
3. Avoid sitting in awkward positions – he truth is, neither you nor I were meant to sit all day. When we slouch and hunch over, it puts our necks in positions they’re not built to sustain for long periods of time. If you want to improve your posture, some helpful strengthening exercises specific to neck health would be very beneficial alongside hands-on treatment sessions designed to get you feeling active and healthy again as soon as possible.
4. Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy has been demonstrated to assist those with neck pain. In fact, one of the most prevalent issues we see among our athletes and active individuals at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance is neck pain. If your neck discomfort limits your employment, if it prevents you from being active, or if it threatens your independence and enjoyment of spending quality time with family and friends, Physical Therapy may help you get back to living the life you deserve as soon as possible.
If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance clinic in UpSlope Arizona can help you live with less neck pain – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at one of our clinics.
Note: This Free Total Body Diagnostic session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy – unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – without any financial risk on your part.
So The Next Question Is:
“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance Help You Get Rid of Your Neck Pain - In The Next Few Days?”
Basically, the Physical Therapy Team at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance can help you get back to living life free from daily annoying and chronic neck pain.