Neck Pain

“How To Get Relief From Neck Pain & Headaches, & Return To An Active Lifestyle Without Using Painkillers or Surgery.” 

Neck Pain
Click To Download The Neck Pain Report

This Page Is Perfect For You If…

  • You have neck pain that keeps you up at night.
  • You’re worried about a pinched nerve, tension headaches, or neck arthritis. 
  • You’re concerned about not knowing what’s wrong. 
  • You would like to avoid taking pills, or having surgery.

If any of the above sounded familiar, continue reading to find out the solutions to your neck pain, and what 3 mistakes to avoid when getting it treated.

What’s Wrong With My Neck?

To help you understand what might be wrong with your neck, we’ll take our client Jenny for example. Jenny works as a nurse, and she loves exercising as a hobby. Her neck was a big problem for her. She wasn’t able to lift patients at work, and exercising would always seem to make her neck pain worse. She was frustrated because she had been battling neck pain for a few years. She would go to physical therapy for it, and it would get better, but then a few months later it always seemed to come back. She would return and they would give her the same exercises. So then she tried going to her MD, who only seemed interested in running tests and giving her pills. She felt like she was just spinning her wheels because nothing seemed to work long term. Eventually her neck started to bother her when she was sleeping, so she never felt fully rested. This left her tired, unable to exercise, and unable to perform her best at work and she didn’t know what to do next.

Has any of this happened to you?

At one point Jenny even considered having surgery on her neck. By the time she came to us, she had tried everything from YouTube exercises, to massage, to medicine, to chiropractic, and even a few other physical therapists. 

When we first met Jenny we found out what others had missed so many times before. 


Mistake #1: Focusing only on one body part.
 

Believe it or not, Jenny’s neck pain kept coming back because of her shoulders and not moving how they were supposed to. This was forcing her neck to work double time. When you focus on just what’s happening at the neck, you’re focusing on the symptom, not the cause. It’s often a combination of what’s happening at the neck, shoulder blade, and mid-back.

We developed a plan to help Jenny’s neck to heal by first identifying everything that was CAUSING the pain to keep coming back. This helps us to avoid mistake #2: cookie cutter treatments.

Mistake #2: Cookie Cutter Treatments

There are 17 muscles that attach to the shoulder alone. Many of them also attach to the neck. There are specific muscles in the neck that can give you headaches. These muscles are typically weak or over-used. Everyone’s case is different. Some people have shoulder pain, along with their neck pain, others have mid-back pain. Some have arthritis, others have disc issues. Every case is completely different, and it should be explained to you exactly how each treatment and exercise is going to get you better. 

Mistake #3: Not Having A Good Outcome In Mind

Where Jenny had struggled in the past, was the plan was always about the neck pain. When the pain was gone, treatment would stop. Then she would get back to exercising and going to work and it would slowly creep back in. 

Her real outcome was being able to work and exercise without being limited by neck pain and headaches. She wanted to be able to get a full night’s sleep, and take care of herself, and her patients. We designed a plan that helped her achieve all of the above.

How Can Working With A Specialist At DPT Help You Put An End To Your Neck Pain & Headaches?

  • Your treatment plan is tailored to your lifestyle to get you to be able to do the things that are most important to you. 
  • You’ll learn about the body, the muscles, and how everything is connected. 
  • You’ll understand how to take care of yourself so you can continue to enjoy being pain free and active well into the future. 
  • You’ll understand everything that’s contributing to your neck pain & headaches, and have a plan to get it corrected.
  • Your DPT team understands where you are at, and designs a plan to help you get to where you want to be in as few, or as many steps as it may take.

If you’re ready to get closer to a life without neck pain, all you have to do is click the orange button, fill out our form, and our experts will give you a call to help you decide if we can help you.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

What Can I Do To Get Rid Of My Neck Pain Completely?

1. The sooner you take action, the sooner it will get fixed. If you choose to wait, your body adapts to moving around the pain, and you develop more bad habits that take longer to fix.

2. You need the right exercises at the right stage of your recovery. If you’ve ever heard of a “PT mill” it’s where everyone with neck pain gets the same 10-20 exercises without any explanation given. Evaluation by a specialist can ensure that you get the right exercises at each stage of recovery, to guide you to complete recovery without it coming back.

3. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. It can cause inflammation that slowly builds up through the night.

4. Work with a specialist physical therapist. At The Doctors of Physical Therapy we do not use any aides or technicians so your time is spent 1-on-1 with an expert the entire session.

Click to Request a Free Discovery Visit

Neck Pain

“How To Get Relief From Neck Pain & Headaches, & Return To An Active Lifestyle Without Using Painkillers or Surgery.” 

Take the next step to getting relief by taking our Free Guide…OR apply for a free Discovery Visit at the bottom of the page

Neck Pain
Click To Download The Neck Pain Report

This Page Is Perfect For You If…

  • You have neck pain that keeps you up at night.
  • You’re worried about a pinched nerve, tension headaches, or neck arthritis. 
  • You’re concerned about not knowing what’s wrong. 
  • You would like to avoid taking pills, or having surgery.

If any of the above sounded familiar, continue reading to find out the solutions to your neck pain, and what 3 mistakes to avoid when getting it treated.

What’s Wrong With My Neck?

To help you understand what might be wrong with your neck, we’ll take our client Jenny for example. Jenny works as a nurse, and she loves exercising as a hobby. Her neck was a big problem for her. She wasn’t able to lift patients at work, and exercising would always seem to make her neck pain worse. She was frustrated because she had been battling neck pain for a few years. She would go to physical therapy for it, and it would get better, but then a few months later it always seemed to come back. She would return and they would give her the same exercises. So then she tried going to her MD, who only seemed interested in running tests and giving her pills. She felt like she was just spinning her wheels because nothing seemed to work long term. Eventually her neck started to bother her when she was sleeping, so she never felt fully rested. This left her tired, unable to exercise, and unable to perform her best at work and she didn’t know what to do next.

Has any of this happened to you?

At one point Jenny even considered having surgery on her neck. By the time she came to us, she had tried everything from YouTube exercises, to massage, to medicine, to chiropractic, and even a few other physical therapists.

When we first met Jenny we found out what others had missed so many times before.


Mistake #1: Focusing only on one body part.

Believe it or not, Jenny’s neck pain kept coming back because of her shoulders and not moving how they were supposed to. This was forcing her neck to work double time. When you focus on just what’s happening at the neck, you’re focusing on the symptom, not the cause. It’s often a combination of what’s happening at the neck, shoulder blade, and mid-back.

We developed a plan to help Jenny’s neck to heal by first identifying everything that was CAUSING the pain to keep coming back. This helps us to avoid mistake #2: cookie cutter treatments.

Mistake #2: Cookie Cutter Treatments

There are 17 muscles that attach to the shoulder alone. Many of them also attach to the neck. There are specific muscles in the neck that can give you headaches. These muscles are typically weak or over-used. Everyone’s case is different. Some people have shoulder pain, along with their neck pain, others have mid-back pain. Some have arthritis, others have disc issues. Every case is completely different, and it should be explained to you exactly how each treatment and exercise is going to get you better.

Mistake #3: Not Having A Good Outcome In Mind

Where Jenny had struggled in the past, was the plan was always about the neck pain. When the pain was gone, treatment would stop. Then she would get back to exercising and going to work and it would slowly creep back in.

Her real outcome was being able to work and exercise without being limited by neck pain and headaches. She wanted to be able to get a full night’s sleep, and take care of herself, and her patients. We designed a plan that helped her achieve all of the above.

How Can Working With A Specialist At DPT Help You Put An End To Your Neck Pain & Headaches?

  • Your treatment plan is tailored to your lifestyle to get you to be able to do the things that are most important to you.
  • You’ll learn about the body, the muscles, and how everything is connected.
  • You’ll understand how to take care of yourself so you can continue to enjoy being pain free and active well into the future.
  • You’ll understand everything that’s contributing to your neck pain & headaches, and have a plan to get it corrected.
  • Your DPT team understands where you are at, and designs a plan to help you get to where you want to be in as few, or as many steps as it may take.

If you’re ready to get closer to a life without neck pain, all you have to do is click the orange button, fill out our form, and our experts will give you a call to help you decide if we can help you.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

What Can I Do To Get Rid Of My Neck Pain Completely?

1. The sooner you take action, the sooner it will get fixed. If you choose to wait, your body adapts to moving around the pain, and you develop more bad habits that take longer to fix.

2. You need the right exercises at the right stage of your recovery. If you’ve ever heard of a “PT mill” it’s where everyone with neck pain gets the same 10-20 exercises without any explanation given. Evaluation by a specialist can ensure that you get the right exercises at each stage of recovery, to guide you to complete recovery without it coming back.

3. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. It can cause inflammation that slowly builds up through the night.

4. Work with a specialist physical therapist. At The Doctors of Physical Therapy we do not use any aides or technicians so your time is spent 1-on-1 with an expert the entire session.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

Please Take A Few Moments To Read What Our Clients Have To Say About DPT

Quote Mark

Joanne Osberg

I started with The Doctors of Physical Therapy almost exactly a year ago and I can not say enough good things about my experience with them. I came in suffering from frozen shoulder. I had tried various other PT and medical injections to treat my shoulder for several months before with no prolonged progress. I realized that I needed something better. I love that I received one-on-one physical therapy the entire hour of my treatment. In the past I had been transitioned to working on my exercises on my own, and this was clearly not working for me. All of the staff at The Doctors of Physical Therapy are amazing and truly care about your progress and well being. The Doctors of Physical Therapy worked with my on my challenging schedule in order to get me the sessions I need within my availability. Prior to me starting with The Doctors of Physical Therapy I could barely lift my left arm to waist height due to frozen shoulder, I have now been able to resume all desired physical activity and am continuing to see progress. What I truly loved about the treatment I have been receiving at that the Physical Therapists is that they treat the whole body and listen to me and about everything going on as a result of the frozen shoulder as opposed to only focusing on that one symptom. I could not recommend The Doctors of Physical Therapy more to anyone that needs physical therapy, especially to those that have not seen results from other physical therapy treatments.

Quote Mark

Joshua Nagler

My friend referred me to DPT because I was complaining about shoulder and back pains. Though my lower back pain was chronic, the shoulder pains were relatively new and were limiting my ability to work out, swim and sleep. I had hesitated to visit them because I have experienced disappointment with some practitioners after their initial consultation. That is not the case with Dr. Tom and Dr. Jessie. Their knowledge and ‘bedside manners’ are an awesome combination of clarity of purpose and ease in practice. Within 6 appointments my shoulder pain disappeared, but had migrated to another area. As these new symptoms appeared Dr. Jessie pivoted and addressed them but never lost focus on whole body movement. I even joke with her that they must be practicing some sort of magic because implementing the exercises mysteriously made pains disappear. Of course, their work isn’t a mystery if you do the work, but joking and feeling at ease is an apt description of the environment they created. And the captain of this ease is Lesa. Yes, she is organized and always in front of billing and insurance issues before they ever become anything, but she greets everyone as family. I just love going to my appointments. Don’t ever go changing, it’s awesome just the way it is. Lol!

Quote Mark

Jennifer Nore

After years of bad stroke technique, I could barely lift my right shoulder to swim. Private coaching, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage helped — especially the coaching — but did not resolve the problem. A March 2020 right thumb surgery didn’t help. I was ready to give up swimming. As I was leaving the pool one morning in June, I struck up a conversation with one of my pool mates who told me that she had been working with Dr. Jessie for a similar problem. I immediately scheduled a consult. After a thorough examination, Dr. Jessie told me essentially that my shoulder was the victim of issues with my abs/hips. We began work that day. I have had excellent physical therapy in the past, but the focus was always to try to resolve the immediate issue i.e. shoulder hurts, let’s make it not hurt. DPT on the other hand, diagnoses the cause of the problem and digs in to help you correct it. I am now doing strength training with Dr. Jessie and am doing things I never would have imagined possible. (You want me to do what???) I feel strong and connected. I can dance without my right hip collapsing (an added bonus). My stroke gets better every day. DPT’s entire staff, the doctors and Lesa, are upbeat and encouraging. The doctors’ skills unsurpassed. I am grateful to have found them.

Quote Mark

Erin Rankin

Started working with DPT due to lower back pain where I could barely bend over to pick something up without extreme pain (with 5 kids, this was a big problem!). I worked remotely with Jessie, and was so very pleasantly surprised with how well things went via Zoom. Over the course of 10 hour-long sessions, there was 1 or 2 short instances where it would have been better to be there in person. Jessie also had lots of different exercises to try in case I didn’t have the exact equipment she had in the gym. I had tried physical therapy with other practices, and was told I had tight hamstrings. After years of stretching my hamstrings, I still had back pain. Jessie quickly identified several muscle groups to strengthen, recommended stretches, and taught me mobility exercises that have helped tremendously. I bend over without pain now! I would definitely recommend DPT – the staff is very responsive and kind, the doctors are extremely knowledgeable and great at explaining things, and most importantly, they get you the results you need.

Quote Mark

Penny Benjamin

I have had various back and neck issues. Partly from a whiplash and scoliosis contributes to my back issues. I now have osteoporosis. As a result of this I had 3 compression fractures. After 3 months in a brace and using home PT care it was time for outpatient. I could barely drive and could not bend over or turn my body. I was lucky enough to find Doctors of Physical Therapy. I have never (I’ve had several) found anyone to have the knowledge to help me in the way they have. It has taken a year but they have me back dancing, able to walk distances, travel, bend over (yes that took awhile to do after back break) take care of myself and my house. I am stronger than ever. I am grateful that I could find them because I don’t think I would be doing as well if I had not had this type of therapy.

Quote Mark

Whitney Adickes

I have had lower back and sciatica issues for the past 10 years. I’ve tried everything from traditional physical therapy and chiropractic to cortisone epidural injections. None of which lasted very long term and I always end up back in pain. Since being recommend to DPT and starting therapy, my back pain is almost gone. Before my first session I couldn’t even bend down and touch my toes, get dressed in the morning without pain, sneeze or cough without pain every time. By the end of the first session, I could bend over with minimal pain! From that moment, I knew I had finally found the solution to my pain and my quality of life was about to turn around. After 2 months, my pain is almost completely gone and now I have the resources (stretches/exercises) for those days I do have some pain. I can’t thank the doctors of physical therapy enough for giving me hope for a pain-less future!

Quote Mark

Kaylie Medansky

The Doctors of Physical Therapy are amazing! I was having hip pain that kept me from progressing with my fitness goals. I chose DPT because I knew that they would treat the cause of my pain, not just the symptoms. With just 5 sessions of seeing the Doctor’s of Physical Therapy, I not only had relief from some of my pain, but I now know why I was having so much pain, and they set me up with a treatment plan to get me back to running and squatting at the gym pain-free. The staff at DPT know their stuff and are able to communicate the details in a way that makes sense to someone with no medical knowledge – I would highly recommend them for any of your physical therapy needs!

Quote Mark

Tanya Dahl

I was in hip pain for three years; the throb, pinch, and tightness was all day and night. I stopped exercising as well as unable to sleep on that hip! Last month I was blessed with a referral to The Doctors of Physical Therapy. After only a few sessions (along with strength exercises at home)…I can’t believe that I’m pain free! I’m back to spinning, hiking and best of all, sleeping like a baby! I highly recommend DPT to lift your spirits again. The staff is knowledgeable, kind, and empathetic. They teach you how to live and stay pain free, for that I’m grateful!

Quote Mark

Tashin Dieterich

I severely pinched a nerve, It was so bad it got to the point I was unable to properly flex/contract my Pec or Tricep. I have been a gym regular for years, and it has been a large part of my life. So being unable to really engage my right side was devastating. I went to a couple doctors in the hopes of getting this fixed, with no luck. Finally ended up at DPT and so happy I did. Not only were they able to diagnose the issue right away they also worked very closely with me and developed a plan to get me back to 100%. Didn’t take long for me to be able to use those musicals again! Armed with the knowledge gained from my sessions I am regaining my strength. No words for how grateful I am!

CLICK TO ASK ABOUT COST AND AVAILABILITY