Neck Pain Relief Fort Wayne, IN

Neck Pain Relief

Lindsey K.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate

I highly recommend ProTailored Physical Therapy. My Family Practice physician referred me to ProTailored for neck and shoulder pain due to lingering muscle tightness exacerbated by an exercise injury. My experience with ProTailored was very different from other physical therapies that I have received in the past. I appreciated their approach of spending one-on-one time working on my injury while I was in the office combined with at-home exercises and techniques to reduce my tightness and pain. I saw results quickly and have continued to use their recommended stretches to maintain the progress that I made

Lisa M.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate

I have been in a position to have needed physical therapy three different times within the last 15 years. Two of those times were post-surgery from having a torn meniscus in each knee. I went to a well known Physical Therapy practice that was rather impersonal. I didn't have any individualized one-on-one care, and spent the majority of my time doing exercises on my own without any Physical Therapist explaining my course of treatment or helping me understand the value of what I was doing. The third time I sought Physical Therapy was because of neck and shoulder pain I was experiencing. This time, I was under the care of ProTailored Physical Therapy. They have an extraordinary way of educating their patients about their current condition and the factors that have contributed to their given issue. They set attainable goals and helps them understand the reasoning behind what they are doing. Physical Therapy is not just their profession, it is their passion. I am tremendously thankful to get to work along side such an incredible group of people.

Emily G.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate

After having two car accidents, 2 children, and spending a few years in grad school hunched over books and computers, my back, shoulders and neck were in poor shape. I decided to visit ProTailored for physical therapy treatments. He was very professional, and spent a lot of time really learning about my situation. I never felt rushed, I felt like he really cared about my personal story and my pain.

Anna O.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate

After only 4 appointments, my pain disappeared, I had full range of motion, and was equipped with beneficial exercises to maintain my progress. The office atmosphere is relaxed and genuine. I have a lot of respect for a doctor that tells me he doesn't need to see me anymore once results are achieved, versus continuing to schedule me to make a profit. It was very apparent he had my best interest in mind before his own. I will definitely use ProTailored for any future physical therapy needs and highly recommend this office to others.

Are You Ready to Find Relief for Those Pains in Your Neck?

How Physical Therapy can Successfully Relieve Neck Pain

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) states that approximately one-third of the population experiences neck pain every year. The neck is an integral part of your everyday movements, and neck pain can create undesirable challenges on daily tasks you can usually complete with ease. If left untreated, neck pain can lead to some serious conditions, and surgical correction may even be needed.

Do you experience pain or discomfort while sitting in your desk chair at work, tilting your head down to tie your shoes, or while trying to find a comfortable position to sleep in at night? If so, physical therapy can help.

If you have been experiencing neck pain, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with one of our Fort Wayne, IN physical therapists today. ProTailored Physical Therapy can help treat all the pains in your neck!

Physical therapy and neck pain

neck pain relief Fort Wayne, IN

Physical therapy is the best method of treatment if you are looking for a safe and effective option for your neck pain. At ProTailored Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are highly trained in evaluating your neck to discover where the pain is originating from and looking for any additional concerns.

After your evaluation is complete, our physical therapist will create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs to help relieve your neck pain quickly.

Manual therapy is a common treatment method for neck pain, which consists of special hands-on techniques designed to reduce the stiffness of your neck and improve its range of motion. Our physical therapist will also provide you with targeted exercises and stretches, aimed at building, strengthening, and improving the muscles and tissues in your neck.

Additional treatment methods may be added into your treatment plan as our physical therapist deems fit, including dry needling, cupping, joint mobilization, ice and heat therapies, electrical stimulation, and/or deep tissue laser therapy.

What’s causing my neck pain?

Neck pain is commonly felt from the base of the skull to the top of your shoulder blades, settling in the back of the neck. Neck pain can vary from mild to severe and can be dull, constant aches, or sharp and stabbing pains.

Additional symptoms that can accompany neck pain include:

  • Loss of sleep due to pain and discomfort
  • Arm weakness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Inability to fully stand up or sit up straight
  • Discomfort and pain when remaining in the same position for too long
  • Headaches
  • Muscle stiffness and tightness in the upper body

There are several conditions that may lead to neck pain. Damage to the tissues or bone structures in the neck is the leading cause of neck pain. This damage can occur from a sudden injury or develop over time from repetitive overuse. Certain degenerative diseases may also lead to neck pain.

Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:

  • Joint degeneration. Any joint in your body is susceptible to age-related erosion, and your neck is no exception. Conditions such as osteoarthritis can also reduce the cartilage between the vertebrae in the neck, which can result in moderate to severe pain.
  • Nerve compression. If you have a herniated disc in your neck, the nerves that branch out from your spinal cord can become compressed. In some cases, nerve pain can even result in “radiculopathy,” which is a condition where pain extends from your neck all the way down to your hands and fingers.
  • Muscle strains. Overuse can cause the muscles in the back of your neck to become strained. Even something as simple as sitting at your desk all day with your neck craned toward the computer screen can lead to a strain in your neck muscles.
  • Injury. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting in neck pain. It is referred to as “strain” injury, due to the rapid back-and-forth motion that the neck experiences. Whiplash is most commonly sustained in car accidents or high-impact sport collisions, and it affects the soft tissues in the back of the neck.
  • Illnesses. Certain diseases and ailments can result in neck pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, or even cancer.

Find neck pain relief today

Don’t let neck pain limit your life any longer – contact our Fort Wayne, IN physical therapy office today to schedule your consultation. Get started on the path toward recovery and experience neck pain relief with ProTailored Physical Therapy!

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About ProTailored Physical Therapy in Fort Wayne

After about 2 years of chronic insomnia and chronic headaches that were affecting my personal and professional life due to increased muscle tension build up in my neck and shoulders on my right side, it quite literally took one session of dry needling and cupping to turn my life around (again).

- Anthony A.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate

Over the years I have had physical therapy for several conditions, NEVER have I had to anyone near as effective. He works with one patient at a time. My headaches are much better.

- Sherri G.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate

After having two car accidents, 2 children, and spending a few years in grad school hunched over books and computers, my back, shoulders and neck were in poor shape. I decided to visit ProTailored for physical therapy treatments. He was very professional, and spent a lot of time really learning about my situation. I never felt rushed, I felt like he really cared about my personal story and my pain.

- Emily G.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate