Back & Neck Pain

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When seeking help for a back or neck injury, 40% of Americans will visit their primary care physician first to explore treatment options and 58% of patients will treat their back with prescription pain medication. While prescription medication can be incredibly beneficial for those suffering, it does nothing to treat the underlying cause of your pain. 

At Duanesburg Physical Therapy, our therapists are trained to find the underlying cause of your back and neck issues and help you stop your pain. During your evaluation, we will discuss your history, examine your spine, and gauge your movement, strength, walking, and coordination. This will allow your therapists to recognize the areas of your spine that are causing you problems.

We believe in working closely with your primary care physician to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers you the quickest path to relief. We are confident that we can help you resolve your back and neck issues and help you get back to doing what you love. Call us today so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today!

Every year, millions of Americans are impacted by neck or back pain. In fact, 8 out of 10 Americans will suffer from back problems at some point in their life and 9 out of 10 sufferers will never know what caused it. 

While common, back and neck issues can cause a lot of problems for the sufferer, including insomnia, chronic pain and sometimes even the inability to work. This is especially prevalent if the injury was caused or is exacerbated by your working conditions, such as sitting for long, uninterrupted periods of time.

While back pain can occur for a variety of reasons, most people will experience back pain from one of the following issues:

  • as a result of sprains/strains
  • an acute injury
  • lifting improperly
  • sitting for long periods of time

These issues can manifest with a range of symptoms, such as stiffness, difficulty moving, referral pain (pain that is felt in another location than the site of the injury), muscle spasms and burning or tingling sensations. While these are common side effects of a back or neck injury, the symptoms can change from person to person.

If you have injured your neck, you may notice that you are suffering from reduced mobility or an increase in headaches and migraines. Stiff neck joints will refer pain up to the brainstem, which in turn will trigger a neck headache or even pain in the face.