Shoulder And Neck Pain
Brady Hoffmann DPT, ATC
Owner and Founder of UpSlope PT
Does That Sound Like You?
Another common occurrence in our physical therapy clinic is when individuals visit the Doctor and are advised to rest and “take these painkillers” to see how they do. But then 6 weeks later, they return to the same Doctor because it hasn’t improved, only to be given ANOTHER prescription for even stronger pills.
Has That Ever Happened To You?
It’s often difficult to diagnose where exactly our pain is emanating from, especially in the neck and shoulder region. And this lack of clarity can lead us to further procrastinate seeking medical help. Unfortunately, some people simply learn to accept their chronic pain as a normal part of life. But it doesn’t have to be this way!
Is This How You Feel?
If You’re Currently Living With Neck And Or Shoulder 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, and as soon as they wore off neck and shoulder pain struck again
3. A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets neck and shoulder pain as they get older, so you just accepted it
4. You sought help from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physical Therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help
5. You’ve tried using things like heating pads or TENS but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain better
6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your neck or shoulder pain was so bad, but it still irritates you daily
7. You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn’t do anything to fix it long term
If any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our Physical Therapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things, means that we know what doesn’t work – which means we are closer to finding what DOES. Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice:
“What Can You Do To Get Rid Of Neck/Shoulder Pain?”...
Well, here’s 4 things you can do:
1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. Stop procrastinating and do something about your neck and shoulder pain! It’s not going to go away on its own, and it may even get worse if you wait too long.
2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises – The best thing to do to alleviate neck and/or shoulder discomfort is to perform the appropriate series of progressed exercises – the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will aid in the reduction of pain and enable you to move freely once more rapidly, making sure that issues don’t return.
3. Avoid sitting and sleeping in awkward positions – Have you ever awoken with a stiff neck? Or, did you experience tightness in your shoulders after a long day spent sitting? One of the most harmful things you can do to your neck and/or shoulder is to sit with poor posture and sleep in uncomfortable postures. It would be really beneficial if you were given proper strengthening exercises for improved posture, as well as hands-on therapy, to get you back on track as quickly as possible.
4. Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy – Physical therapy is known to help those dealing with neck and shoulder discomfort. In fact, one of the most often seen issues at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance is this. Physiotherapy may help you return to living a normal life as quickly as possible if your neck or shoulder pain prevents you from being active, interferes with your sleep, or threatens your independence and enjoyment of time spent with family and friends.
If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance can help you live with less neck or shoulder pain – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic:
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.