If you’ve got neck pain, stiffness or headaches – it’s very tempting to think that it’s nothing, that it will go away on it’s own. Or, you pass it off as having just “slept awkwardly”, or that it’s just a “muscle spasm” or a bit of stiffness that everyone goes through from time to time…
There’s no obvious reason why it happened, but it doesn’t seem to be going away!
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone. We hear this type of thing all the time! And when it comes to living with neck pain, everyone we see wants to know:
Most people think that when they get neck pain, it’s just going to go away on its own.
That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if neck and shoulder pain never happened…But then 6 months later you’re still living with the naggin on/off nuisance…often even worse than when it first came on.
Another scenario we see all the time in our physical therapy clinic is when people go to the doctors, and the doctor tells them to rest, ”try these painkillers”, and told they need to “get an MRI.”
But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the doctor again because it hasn’t gotten any better and told they have some scary findings (which may in return actually be NORMAL findings on their images!). Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest or an injection as their only options. This is madness and explains why so many people are continuing to suffer from chronic neck pain and headaches.
Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things by different people. There are lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice – but not all of it is credible.
Maybe you think your neck pain was caused by doing something – like sitting too much at the computer or sleeping awkwardly – maybe you had a previous car accident and it still hasn’t gone away – Most of the time, when neck pain comes on without a specific reason (no accidents or trauma) – it was likely caused by years and years of poor posture, poor mechanics that caused the muscles in your neck to become weak and now the compound effect of the awkward sleeping and sitting was just the TIPPING POINT of exposing your neck issues.
If you don’t know what you’re doing – neck pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as “part of life” – as if it’s normal, and “just the way it is now.”
If any of those have happened to you, we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk to 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 is 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 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 for the best possible outcome.
If you are interested in knowing how Arancia Physical Therapy in Cranston, RI can help you live with less Neck Pain, we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free appointment at our clinic.
Note: This free discovery visit is something we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physical therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them and want to make sure we are a good fit before any commitments are made. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free discovery visit 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.
Basically, the team at Arancia Physical Therapy can help you get back to living a life free from daily, annoying headaches, chronic neck pain and shoulder pain.
If you want to know what it costs, and what availability we have at our physical therapy clinic in Cranston, we invite you to inquire below by clicking the button and filling out the short form:
I’m thrilled that I found Arancia PT and Jessica Papa!
At Arancia the approach was very different and got my tight and achey shoulder moving extremely well! The range of motion has improved as well as my posture from the treatments.