We all know the story: you wake up one morning with a stiff neck and the next thing you know, it’s been three days before you can get a good night’s sleep. Soon, your neck pain is making it hard to function in your daily life. The question is, what if this lasts for a few weeks, or even a few months?
The answer is simple: turn to a physical therapist. Whether your neck pain is the result of an unfortunate accident or from sleeping in an awkward position, a physical therapist can help alleviate your pain and reduce the risk of it returning.
See a Physical Therapist First
It can relieve your pain:
- The hands-on treatment of a physical therapist is proven to help treat chronic neck pain.1
It’s more effective than other treatment options:
- An active physical therapy program combined with hands-on care is more effective than home exercise or clinical advice for the treatment of chronic neck pain.2
- Physical therapy doesn’t have side effects, so you don’t have to worry about permanent damage that could occur from treatment.
It focuses more on your long-term health:
- Physical therapists share a common goal of helping you towards complete recovery. It gets you past the pain.
- Beyond treatment for your existing problem, a physical therapist can help you avoid neck pain in the future. You will receive personalized advice on a therapeutic exercise program, sleeping postures, and ways to set up your desk space that are best for your neck.
Call today: waiting times for appointments are short. Most likely, we’ll be able to see you within 48 hours.3
Call us today and start feeling better tomorrow!
If you’d like more information, download the physician referral form below, and ask your doctor if physical therapy is right for you.
- Gross AR, Hoving JL, Haines TA, et al; Cervical Overview Group. A Cochrane review of manipulation and mobilization for mechanical neck disorders. Spine. 2004;29(14):1541-1548.
- Taimela S., Takala E.P., Askl F.T., Sepp L.K., Parviainen S. Active treatment of chronic neck pain: a prospective randomized intervention. Spine. 2000;25(8):1021-1027.
- CPTA Patient Survey, 2007.
NOTE: Physical therapy may not be for everyone, such as those who have a history of cancer, or severe systemic or neurological conditions; those who have experienced recent/significant unexplained weight loss, have structural deformities, have experienced a recent trauma resulting in fractures, or those who have used steroids.
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