Neck Pain Relief

When a “pain in the neck” isn’t just a saying

Neck pain is a very common complaint.  Actually, one in three people will experience neck pain this year. For many, the pain will simply go away on its own, but others may experience pain or disability long after the pain presents itself or after an initial injury.  Many times there is no clear “why” for your neck pain, but studies have shown that neck pain, is not necessarily caused by arthritis or even the herniated disc that shows up on your X-ray/ MRI.

Your neck, or cervical spine, is made up of seven vertebrae that connect to your thoracic spine (upper back). It serves to support your head & protect your spinal cord and has many muscle attachments. Neck pain often affects more than just the neck—you may feel pain between your shoulder blades, your shoulder, or even experience headaches. The nerves in your neck can also trigger   numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms & hands.

Office workers are more susceptible to neck pain because prolonged postures can cause increased stiffness, while poor ergonomics &repetitive movements such as  typing can increase the likelihood of developing numbness or tingling in the hands. Your physical therapist will assess your neck, upper back, & arms, but they may also ask about your office set up & how frequently you move throughout the day.  Here are some common conditions we treat:

Commonly Treated Neck Conditions:

  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament sprain
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve (radiculopathy)
  • Neck stiffness or chronic pain
  • Arthritis or degenerative joint disease
  • Headache

 When to seek a physical therapist:

  • You have increased neck pain or stiffness in the morning
  • You are experiencing numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or hands
  • You have started having headaches or noticed a change in your normal headaches (frequency, quality, or intensity)
  • Your neck, upper back, or shoulders feel tight or painful after sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Inability to complete normal activities of daily living or work duties due to neck pain or discomfort
  • Turning your head causes pain
  • You feel like just stretching isn’t alleviating your symptoms

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed above, come see us at Ridgeview Physical Therapy & Wellness Center to start your recovery today.


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Ridgeview Physical Therapy & Wellness Center

200 Old Pond Rd Ste 106
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat & Sun - Closed

Phone: (412) 400-3434
Fax: (412) 914-8938

Heather is the best! I had issues with my hips and SI joints which were causing me terrible lower back pain and I was miserable! I lived for cortisone shots.

I was in so much pain the first time she saw me. I just wanted to be pain-free! I had gone to physical therapy in the past and it did nothing for me. The therapist would give me stim and heat and tell me to do some exercises and stretches. They would never put their hands on me to do any myofascial release.

With that said, I was hesitant to go again because I thought it would be a waste of my time. Boy, I am so glad I went!!! Heather has helped me tremendously!!! She is all hands on.

She assured me at my first visit that I would get better and to give it some time. She was right! Not only are my SI joints, lower back pain, and hips better, but there is a noticeable difference in my posture, my core is stronger, and I am much more balanced than I ever have been. I don’t have pain every day and am able to go weeks without therapy. I still have some work to do and will NEVER go to another therapist!

She is so knowledgeable and is continuously researching and learning new techniques. She has experience in myofascial release which is what I needed.

I haven't mentioned how friendly and accommodating she is when it comes to her patients. Her bedside manner is like no other! She treats her patients like family. I feel like I have known Heather forever and I’ve only known her for a short time.

At Ridgeview, if you are a germaphobe like me, you will be very comfortable. It’s very clean and the rooms are tidy and spic and span! If you are looking for the best, call Heather!!! I can guarantee you won’t be sorry!!!!

Darla C.
physical therapy Bridgeville PA

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