Neck Pain Treatment Near Tempe, Mesa, Maricopa

We treat neck pain at all 5 of our Arizona East Valley Locations

If you’re suffering from neck pain, call today for an evaluation! Petersen Physical Therapy is one of the premiere neck pain specialists near the Tempe, Mesa, and Maricopa area.

We offer treatment for:

  • Cervical spondylosis (degenerative changes in the spine)
  • Muscle strain or sprain in the neck
  • Cervical radiculoapathy (pinched nerve in the neck)
  • Whiplash-associated disorders
  • Torticollis (abnormal neck positioning)
  • Cervicogenic headaches (headaches originating from the neck)
  • Osteoarthritis of the cervical spine
  • Postural dysfunction contributing to neck pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome in the neck muscles
  • Disc herniation or bulge in the cervical spine
  • Degenerative disc disease

We are board-certified physical therapists with a track record of successful outcomes. Physical therapy is a minimally invasive treatment option that goes beyond pain management to correct the root of the problem.

Reasons to call us about your neck problems

  • Your neck has been painful for more than 10 days.
  • You have any existing injuries in the surrounding area.
  • You have had an incident that tweaked your neck muscles.
  • You have pain radiating down your arm or into your hand.
  • You have severe or frequent headaches.
  • You develop weakness and start dropping household items.

If you have any of these signs or symptoms, get a personalized treatment plan from one of our physical therapists to get you pain free and back to optimal function.

Causes of neck pain

There are a few common causes of neck pain, including strains and sprains of the supportive tissue in and around the neck.

These conditions can be caused by simple behavioral issues such as poor posture, repetitive motions, or holding the head in unusual positions for extended periods of time. Other times, it is caused by an event, such as whiplash from a car accident, a fall/collision, or a sports injury.

It’s important to allow a professional to provide direction during the recovery process, because if the issue is related to posture and behavior, our therapist can provide correctional stretches/strengthening exercises.

Over time, we will work with you to improve the strength and flexibility of the area, alleviating your pain. However, if there is a more severe underlying issue, this will also be uncovered.

Suggestions for basic neck rehabilitation

If you have basic stiffness, here’s a couple neck rehabilitation tips you could try first:

Discontinue activity such as sports for a few days. During this time, try using heat or ice for 15-20 minutes a few times a day. OTC pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be helpful, but use them in moderation and follow all instructions. Massage the soft tissues of the neck and shoulder area gently; stop if it causes pain. Additionally, take an honest look at the sustained postures you find yourself in each day. It is common for poor posture to be the culprit. Utilize good posture and move through the range of motion that is comfortable to you.

What about when your neck pain is beyond just normal stiffness that can be solved by ice, neck stretches, and rest? This is exactly the situation many of our patients find themselves in. If you have an acute injury, or if you have chronic pain, read on.

Learn more about our physical therapy treatment for neck pain

Experience pain relief today by booking an appointment with one of our physical therapists!

Petersen Physical Therapy locations:

Call us if you have any concerns about your own level of pain or to ask any questions. Our offices are located in the greater east valley area in Arizona. We will be happy to discuss treatment options and schedule an evaluation if necessary.

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