Neck & Shoulder Pain
"Are You Being Held Back By Pain?
Do You Want To Beat Neck Pain And Stop It From Disturbing Sleep, Work And Leisure?"
Don’t sacrifice the lifestyle you desire or the activities you love over problems that can be fixed. Learn 9 top tips you can do RIGHT NOW that will start you on your road to recovery!
At Alpha Physiotherapy we know how debilitating neck and shoulder pain can be. Daily discomfort, constant headaches, stiffness, numbness or even burning pains in your arms – all of which have a huge impact on your life!
If you’re currently suffering with neck and/or shoulder pain, it is tempting to think that your symptoms are nothing and within a few days they will go away on their own with a bit of rest. Or perhaps you pass it off as having ‘slept awkwardly’, or that it’s normal for ‘my age’.
One thing is certain though – you don’t know what’s happened and worse…..it’s just not going away.
Rest assured that you are not alone. In fact, this is one of the most common problems we see in our Physiotherapy clinic in Martlesham, Ipswich. Countless clients visit us each week with the same frustrations and often there is no obvious reason as to why it started.
From our experience over the years, we have seen that when it comes to living with neck and shoulder pain, people generally want to know why they have pain, and why after several months (often longer) it is still there.
Does this sound like you?
We see how, in the search to find answers, many people visit Doctors for advice and are prescribed painkillers and strong muscle relaxants – and are then told to “see how it goes”.
But this is rarely the best advice and several weeks later people return to be prescribed even stronger pain medication and advised to rest further. These painkillers have huge side effects, mask the pain and without having solved the problem, result in more stiffness and less ability to do the simple things you could before.
The truth is:
The pain isn’t going to go away on its own, and the pain medication is actually detrimental. It is this cycle of pain – medication – pain – medication which becomes increasingly frustrating, and culminates in loss of joy and excitement, loss in social life, family life and a reduction in health.
Many people turn to YouTube or ‘Dr Google’ search for the answers to their problem, but with the vast amount of information available nowadays it is difficult to find the right information – and worse still, a lot of the information is harmful.
Does this sound familiar?
Why does neck and shoulder pain last longer than it should? Well, it is easy to get confused with so many different explanations, from different people. It’s difficult to find the right information for your problem, with lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice – but not all of it is credible.
If you are not an expert on the topic, neck and shoulder pain can be very confusing and because of this people end up accepting the pain as ‘part of life’ and before long six months, maybe longer, has passed and the pain remains.
Do you feel that way too?
Maybe your pain was caused by sleeping awkwardly, moving suddenly or lifting something heavy. But the likely reality is that it is caused by a number of factors including poor posture, muscle weakness and improper movement – and the lifting or sudden movement was just the effect of that.
At Alpha Physiotherapy we understand how you have got to where you are today. We are specialists and know there is a way to get rid of your pain. Read on to find out more.
If you are currently living with neck and shoulder pain, here’s 6 more reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should:
1. You waited for the pain to go away, resting it for a long time.
Yet the pain is now back with a vengeance and you are now stiffer, less mobile and certainly less happy.
2. You visited the GP to be prescribed painkillers.
Yet once they wore off the pain returned and it is now making your health suffer and making you feel low in mood.
3. You’ve stop doing your normal activities and/or have been on light duties at work.
Yet it is still not getting better, and now you are weaker and stiffer than you were before.
4. You have tried some massage hoping it would fix the pain, which was relaxing.
However it didn’t do anything in the long term to fix the issue.
5. You now believe your pain is age related, as “everyone gets back pain at some point”.
Which simply isn’t true.
6. You’ve tried other healthcare providers.
But nothing they said or did seemed to help resolve the problem long term.
If any of these have happened to you, we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk to one of our Physiotherapists to find out what can be done to help you. Remember, if you are able to identify that your neck and shoulder problem needs attention, it means you are already a step closer to fixing the issue.
You may still have some questions that you need answering and think it would be good to talk to someone first to be sure that we can help. Click the button below to arrange to speak with one of our Physiotherapists who will answer all the questions you have over the phone completely free, with no obligations to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our call is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.
“What can I do to get rid of my neck and shoulder pain quickly”
Well here’s 4 things you can do:
Firstly, you must make a decision about getting help.
This is the most important thing to achieving your goal of a pain free life. It’s time to stop procrastinating, thinking the pain will just ‘go away’. It’s time to do something and the fact you are reading this is a fantastic start.
Next, look after your posture.
Sleeping or sitting in awkward positions are sure-fire ways of aggravating your neck and shoulder pain. Be mindful of your posture and make sure you don’t sit for longer than about 20 minutes at a time - moving more frequently throughout the day is the best way to start to get more movement and strength. Sitting in the same position for long periods makes it stiff and tight. Don’t wait for the pain to start; be proactive and move regularly.
Do the right exercises.
It is the right series of progressive exercises that not only reduces your pain and gets you moving but ensures the pain does not come back. Additionally, regular general exercise will get you moving and improve your strength and flexibility, but also increase the “happy hormones” that your body releases during exercise. Gentle swimming, walking, cycling and Pilates can be great for this. We want you to be energetic, mobile and excited about life and our Physiotherapists are experts at providing the right exercises for you to achieve this.
See an experienced Physiotherapist that is a specialist at getting you pain free and restoring your normal life.
At Alpha Physiotherapy, neck and shoulder pain is one of the most common problems we see. Get the right treatment (which includes “hands on” treatment) to ensure you can live the life you deserve as quickly as possible.
We understand that some people may be unsure whether Physiotherapy is right for them. It could be that you're not sure it will work, or whether we can help your specific problem, or maybe you've had a bad experience in the past?
If this sounds like you and you would like to come in and see for yourself how Alpha Physiotherapy can help you get rid of back pain quickly, we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic:
The next question is:
“How can seeing a Physiotherapist at Alpha Physiotherapy help you get rid of your neck and shoulder pain in the next few days?”
- We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your pain once and for all - often inside 20 minutes
- We can quickly take away the headache, pain and stiffness.
- We will ensure that your problem is treated completely and properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery.
- We can help you put an end to taking all those painkillers that are no good for your health long-term.
- We can help you avoid surgery - and painful injections.
- We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pills!
- We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that pain has stolen from you.
- We can help you to finally get a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right.
- We can help you to sit more comfortably and walk longer than 15 minutes without your neck feeling weak and painful or like it is going to “give-way”.
Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of chronic neck and shoulder pain.If you want to know what it costs and what availability we have at our physiotherapy clinic in Martlesham, Ipswich then please just click the button below and complete the short form: