Neck Pain Specialist

TLC Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy & A Private Medical Practice located in North Shore, Staten Island, NY & South Shore, Staten Island, NY

While neck pain is common, it can cause debilitating pain and take a toll on your quality of life. At TLC Physical Therapy, Jason LaMendola, PT, and his highly trained team offer physical therapy for neck pain relief to improve natural healing. Call an office in Staten Island or Midtown Manhattan in New York, or Englishtown in New Jersey to schedule an appointment today. Alternatively, online scheduling is also available to book.

Neck Pain Q&A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your upper spine, muscles, or other soft tissues in your neck. Treatment may be able to help you find the natural relief that you seek.

What does neck pain feel like?

Neck pain symptoms may include:

  • Dull aching
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Shooting pain
  • Pain with movement
  • Muscle tightness and spasms
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Muscle soreness
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Headaches

The pain can be mild or moderate, or it can be severe and crippling. If neck pain doesn’t go away on its own or is severe, schedule an appointment at TLC Physical Therapy for an evaluation.

What are the risk factors for neck pain?

Neck pain is common and can happen to anyone, but things that increase your risk of developing it may include:

  • Worn joints
  • Muscle strains
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Meningitis
  • Nerve compression
  • Injuries
  • Smoking
  • Carrying heavy bags on your shoulder
  • Poor posture
  • Undesirable sleeping positions

Over time, the pain might go away on its own. However, if your neck pain is severe or ongoing, schedule an appointment at TLC Physical Therapy for treatment.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of neck pain?

Your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. And then, they complete a physical exam, where they check your vital signs. They could also order blood tests or an imaging procedure like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan. They may conduct nerve studies as well to assess neck pain.

How does physical therapy help with neck pain?

Physical therapy is a highly effective treatment for neck pain. You might need physical therapy combined with other pain-relieving treatments for the best result. These include wearing a brace, using ice or heat packs, undergoing electrical stimulation, or, in some cases, having surgery.

Physical therapy includes stretching and injury-specific strength exercises and, in many cases, therapeutic massage. These holistic treatments strengthen tissues, ease tension, improve circulation, and speed healing.

Your therapist tailors each therapy treatment to match your needs. You could meet with them a few times a week, once weekly, or as needed for neck pain relief.

To learn more about how physical therapy can ease your neck pain, call a TLC Physical Therapy office in Staten Island or Midtown Manhattan in New York, or Englishtown in New Jersey to schedule an appointment today. Online scheduling is also available to book.