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Shoulder And Neck Pain

A Message From Jaime Applegate, PT, DPT, Owner & Founder of Inside Track Physical Therapy & Wellness

Everyone we talk to is curious about the following aspects of living with neck and shoulder pain:

“Why Am I Having to Go Through This?” “How Come I Still Have Neck and Shoulder Pain After 6 or More Months of Putting up With It?”

Most people believe that if they have neck or shoulder pain, it will go away on its own. They’ll wake up one morning and it’ll be as if nothing ever happened… But 6 months later, you’re still suffering from pain that’s worse than when it started.

Do You Sound Like That?

When people visit the doctor, they are frequently advised to rest and “try these painkillers” to “see how it goes.” This is something we see all the time in our physical therapy clinic. When it hasn’t improved after 6 weeks, they return to the same doctor, only to get ANOTHER prescription for even stronger pills.

Have You Ever Experienced Something Similar?

Maybe you’re stumped because different people have told you different things. Perhaps you believe you have a neck problem, but it is a shoulder problem. It can be difficult to pinpoint the source of a problem in the neck and shoulders, causing people to postpone deciding what to do to help relieve their pain. Worse, many people simply accept it as “part of life,” as if it were natural or “had to” be that way.

Do You Experience This?

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

1. You expected it to go away on its own, but it didn’t.

2. You visited the doctor, who advised you to rest and take pain relievers. But the pills didn’t work, and once they were gone, your neck and shoulders hurt again.

3. You just accepted it because a family member or friend told you that everyone gets neck and shoulder pain as they get older.

4. In the past, you tried to get help from other doctors or a physical therapist, but nothing they said or did seem to help.

5. You’ve tried heating pads and TENS units, but they’ve done nothing to help.

6. You thought resting would be a good idea because your neck or shoulder pain was so severe, but it still irritates you daily.

7. You had a few “massages” to try to relieve your pain, but all they did was make you feel better and relaxed. They did nothing to permanently end the pain.

If any of these things have happened to you, we would love to assist you by inviting you to schedule a call with one of our Physical Therapists to find out what we can do to help you. Because you’ve tried some or all of these things, we know what doesn’t work, which means we’re getting closer to discovering what does. If you want to get some solid advice, click the link below to schedule a call with us:

The next question we are frequently asked is:

"What Can You Do to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain?"

Here are four ideas to get you started:

1. First, you must decide whether or not to seek assistance. Many people put off seeking treatment for neck and shoulder pain because they believe it will “go away with time.” But they’re still putting up with it six months later, and either nothing has changed or the pain has gotten worse.

2. Perform the RIGHT exercises. Doing the right series of progressed exercises is one of the best ways to relieve neck and/or shoulder pain. The right exercises prescribed by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, allow you to move freely again quickly, and ensure that the problems do not reoccur.

3. Avoid sitting or sleeping in awkward positions: Have you ever woken up with a stiff neck? Did your shoulders feel tight after a long day of sitting? This is because sitting or sleeping in an awkward position is one of the worst things you can do for your neck or shoulders. Along with hands-on treatment, it would be extremely beneficial if you were shown the proper exercises to strengthen your muscles and improve your posture. This would allow you to resume your active and healthy lifestyle as soon as possible.

4. Receive genuine “hands-on” physical therapy. Physical therapy has been shown to help people with neck and shoulder pain. It’s one of the most common issues we see at Inside Track Physical Therapy & Wellness. If your neck and/or shoulder pain is making it difficult for you to do your job, if tightness or tension in your shoulders is preventing you from sleeping, preventing you from staying active, threatening your independence, or preventing you from spending time with family and friends, physiotherapy can help you get back to living the life you deserve as soon as possible.

If you’d like to learn more about how the Physical Therapy team at Inside Track Physical Therapy & Wellness can help you live with less neck and shoulder pain, we invite you to begin with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free appointment at our Goshen, Indiana clinic.

Note: We offer this Free Total Body Diagnostic session to people who are nervous about Physical Therapy and are unsure whether it will help them or not. If this describes you, please begin with a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so we can help you figure out what’s wrong and what you can do without spending any money.

The Question Is Now:

"How Can Visiting Inside Track Physical Therapy & Wellness Help You Get Rid Of Neck And/Or Shoulder Pain?"

Inside Track Physical Therapy & Wellness’s Physical Therapy Team can help you stop having daily, annoying, and long-term neck and shoulder pain so you can get back to living your life.

Please click the button below and fill out the short form to find out how much it costs and if we have any openings at our Goshen, Indiana clinic:

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Inside Track Physical Therapy & Wellness in Goshen, IN

4+ 5-Star Reviews!

- Jaime A.

“My patients get better so much faster than any other location I’ve worked at because we can give them one-on-one care, take time to answer their questions, & make sure they have a plan of care that works for them.”

- Brian S.

“They are wonderful. The exercises and stretching are set up to where I want do them. I have made great progress. Very happy with them.”

- Janara F.

“I would highly recommend. Jaime was a life saver for me while playing college basketball. Saw great improvement while being in her care. I’ve went to many physical therapist and I think she gave me the help and attention that I truly needed. She is amazing at what she does and I will be forever grateful!”