Problems with your shoulder and neck are extremely irritable. This neck and shoulder tension can stem from a lot of different causes but one thing is for certain, it will lower your daily satisfaction. This tension commonly leads to consistent eye strain and migraines, which may feel intolerable.
At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we figure out the root cause of your neck and shoulder pain and design an specific individualized treatment plain for you. The good news is that this pain is normally caused by muscle tightness. If you have suffered an injury, there will be muscle tightness as well as possible ligament, tendon, and muscle damage.
Physical Therapy helps heal both muscle damage and tightness. Here are a few things that we implement to get neck and shoulder tension out of your life:
- Deep Tissue Massage - Here, our physical therapists target chronic muscle tension that may build up through daily life stress. Using massage technique, direct pressure, and friction, we help to release the tension in your soft tissues (tendons, muscles, ligaments).
- Hot and Cold Therapies - By using heat, our physical therapists attract more blood to the target area which brings with it more oxygen and nutrients. Blood with remove the waste byproducts that actually produce muscle spasms. Cold Therapy, on the other hand, slows circulation, which helps to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and pain. Normally, our physical therapists alternate between cold and hot therapies during your Physical Therapy program.
- Ultrasound - Ultrasound is another way to increase blood circulation reducing muscle spasms, cramping, swelling, stiffness, and pain.
Besides direct hands on physical therapy, your physical therapist at Cross Bay Physical Therapy will also teach you different stretches and exercises to simultaneously loosen neck and shoulder muscles and strengthen them. In this way, neck muscles that are causing other symptoms like eye strain and headaches will most likely disappear.
Our physical therapists also will discuss with you various things in your life that may be adding to your neck and shoulder pain and how to alter them. This may include things like posture or whether your pillow is causing you to have neck and shoulder tension. By looking at things like your posture and altering it if needed, you will know more about how to protect your neck on a daily basis.
Schedule Your Appointment
Cross Bay Physical Therapy is located in Cross Bay Blvd., in Howard Beach, Queens, New York. Call 718-835-0754 and schedule your appointment today!
By Benjamin Bieber