At Midtown East Physical Therapy in Midtown, New York, Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky and Dr. Gregory Trakhtenberg are skilled in treating patients suffering from both Chronic and Acute Neck pain.
Neck pain is a very common condition that many people experience. If you experience neck pain for more than three consecutive days, you should notify your physical therapist or physician, so they can perform a physical exam to rule out any serious condition. Conditions that frequently cause neck pain are:
- Disc herniations
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Pinched nerves
- Facet syndrome, joint dysfunction
- Spinal injuries
- Posture problems and scoliosis
- TMJ Dysfunction
Physical therapy treatment at Midtown East Physical therapy will always include some form of manual therapy in combination with therapeutic exercises to improve your back and neck motion as well as muscle strength. Our physical therapists will teach you how to deal with daily activities that may exacerbate your condition and will also advise you on what activities you should or should not be doing to keep your condition from worsening.
At Midtown East Physical therapy, your Physical Therapist will also prescribe a personalized exercise program that will strengthen your spine without putting stress on it. Strengthening the deep trunk muscles help stabilize the spine in both dynamic (moving) postures and sustained postures (standing or sitting).
The program will be customized to your specific condition and will include the following:
- Pain and inflammation management program
- Patient education in limiting the stress placed on your joints, instruction in proper body mechanics with sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, or sport activities
- Postural training and restoration of proper alignment of your spine to minimize stress to your neck
- Individualized Home Exercise Program
- Joint and soft tissue mobilization, Spinal manipulation to regain range of motion
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Sport-related exercises to get you back to your favorite activities
- Early movement strategies
- Functional rehabilitation