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Shoulder And Neck Pain

Dr. Jeff Denning, DPT, Cert-CMFA
Owner and Founder of Invictus Rx

A Message From eff Denning, DPT, Cert-CMFA, TPI Power 2 Certified, Owner and Founder of Invictus Rx

Everyone we encounter is curious about coping with neck and shoulder pain, so we asked:

“Why Is This Happening to Me?”

“Why Am I Still Suffering With Neck and Shoulder Pain After Putting up With It for 6 Months - Sometimes More?”

If you have neck or shoulder pain, you might think it will go away eventually. That one morning it will be like it never happened, and they won’t remember a thing… But then, six months later, the pain returns, worse than it was before.

Does That Describe You?

Also common is the patient who goes to the doctor, gets a prescription for pain medication and rests, and watches them “see how it goes.” This is a situation that plays out frequently in our physical therapy office. Six weeks later, when it hasn’t improved, they return to the same doctor, who this time prescribes even stronger medication.

Have You Ever Experienced Something Similar?

It’s possible that your confusion stems from hearing conflicting information from many sources. Perhaps you have a shoulder issue but blame it on your neck. People often put off making a decision about what to do to assist heal their neck and shoulder pain because it’s hard to figure out where the problem is in that area of the body. The tragedy is that many individuals simply shrug it off as inevitable or inevitable as part of life.

Is This How You’re Feeling?

If You Have Neck or Shoulder Pain, Here Are 7 More Reasons Why It May Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

1. That which you hoped would disappear on its own has proven stubbornly resistant to your best efforts.

2. You went to the doctor, who prescribed rest and pain medication, but the agony persisted even after you took the medication.

3. Someone close to you has probably informed you that it’s normal to experience neck and shoulder pain as you age.

4. You have previously visited a Physical Therapist or another medical professional, but you did not experience any improvement as a result of their care.

5. You’ve already tried pain relievers like heating pads and TENS units, but they haven’t helped the pain at all.

6. You decided to take it easy because the pain in your neck or shoulders was so severe, yet the discomfort persists.

7. You got a few “massages” in an attempt to alleviate the discomfort, but while they were pleasant, they did not provide a permanent solution to the problem.

If any of the above has happened to you, please give us a call to speak with one of our Physical Therapists about how we may help. If you’ve tried any of these, we know they won’t work, and that’s a step closer to figuring out what will. If you want some guidance you can trust, use the link below to schedule a call with us:

One question that follows frequently is:

“How Can You Get Rid of Neck/Shoulder Pain?” …

So, here are four things you can do:

1. The first step is to choose to get assistance. So many individuals put off getting help for their neck and shoulder pain because they believe it will “go away with time,” but after six months, they’re still suffering through it (or it’s become worse).

2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises; one of the best ways to help ease your neck and/or shoulder pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises; the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, allow you to move freely again swiftly, and ensure that the problems don’t return any time soon.

3. You should try to avoid sitting or sleeping in uncomfortable situations – Is your neck always sore in the morning? Or maybe you’ve experienced shoulder tension after a day of sitting. Bad posture while sitting and sleeping are two of the worst habits that can aggravate pain in the neck and shoulders. In addition to manual therapy, you may find it helpful to perform specific strengthening exercises for improved posture in order to resume your normal activities as soon as feasible.

4. People suffering from neck and shoulder pain can benefit from physical therapy, and the hands-on kind is the best. This is really rather frequent, and one of the most prevalent conditions we treat at Invictus Rx. Physiotherapy can help you get back to living your life as soon as possible if neck and/or shoulder pain is interfering with your work, if tightness or tension in your shoulders is keeping you from sleeping, if it is preventing you from staying active, or if it is threatening your independence and preventing you from spending quality time with your loved ones.

To find out how the Physical Therapy professionals at Invictus Rx can assist you in reducing your daily burden of neck and shoulder discomfort, we offer a free, no-obligation, risk-free consultation at one of our Idaho Falls offices.

People who are anxious or apprehensive about Physical Therapy, wondering whether or not it will help them, can take advantage of a free Total Body Diagnostic session with one of our experts. If this describes you, we recommend starting with a no-cost, no-obligation Total Body Diagnostic session so that we can help you figure out what’s wrong and what can be done.

So Here’s the Next Question:

“How Can Choosing Invictus Rx Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Neck And/or Shoulder Pain?”

In just a few sessions, we can eliminate your discomfort and stiffness.
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What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Invictus Rx in Idaho Falls, ID

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- Gaylen D

“Had new knee surgery second week of November and the therapy went well, not only was bending therapy done really well but was taught a new workout every session to help me in the future. I was able to do my bike riding rotations and walking much quicker than normal due to the PT keeping me motivated to work hard.”

- A M

“First therapist I’ve had who treats me more like a personal trainer than your run of the mill therapist. I went from barely being able to walk from a herniated lumbar disc to weightlifting again and lost 10 lbs. Highly recommended.”

- Corinne A

“As a long time CrossFitter and coach, I really appreciate having a PT who knows the kind of fitness I want for my body. I worked with him through a cranky achilles tendon and later my knee that has always given me trouble because of an old sprain from my teens. “