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Shoulder and Neck Pain

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Dr.Christopher Kendall PT

A Message From Dr. Christopher Kendall, Owner & Founder Of Kendall Performance Physical Therapy

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 six months later, you’re still suffering from worse pain than when it started.

Do You Sound Familiar?

When patients see the doctor, they are frequently advised to rest and “try these painkillers to see how they work.” This is a common thing in our physical therapy practice. Six weeks later, if the condition has not improved, they return to the same doctor and receive ANOTHER prescription for even stronger medications.

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 actually a shoulder problem. It can be difficult to pinpoint the source of a problem in the neck and shoulders, causing people to postpone making a decision about 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 Feel This Way?

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 age.

4. You tried to get help from other doctors or a physical therapist in the past, 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 on a daily basis.

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 end the pain permanently

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, so 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 Kendall Performance Physical Therapy. Suppose your neck and/or shoulder pain makes it difficult to do your job. In that case, if tightness or tension in your shoulders is preventing you from sleeping, staying active, threatening your independence, or spending time with family and friends, physiotherapy can help you get back to living the life you deserve as soon as possible.

Suppose you’d like to learn more about how the Physical Therapy team at Kendall Performance Physical Therapy can help you live with less neck and shoulder pain. In that case, we invite you to begin with a free, no-obligation, risk-free consultation at our Kenmore, New York clinic.

Note: We offer this Free Total Body Diagnostic session to people who are nervous about Physical Therapy and unsure whether it will help them. 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.

Now, the Question Is:

"How Can Visiting a Physical Therapist at Kendall Performance Physical Therapy Alleviate Your Neck And Shoulder Pain?"

Essentially, the Physical Therapy Team at Kendall Performance Physical Therapy can assist you in getting rid of daily, irritating, 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 Kenmore, New York clinic:

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Dr. Kendall improved my mobility and now I can hit the ball further than ever!

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Dr. Kendall is the best! He helped me with my lower back pain now I can go out and enjoy my round of golf and I’m hitting the ball further then I could before too which is a plus

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