“Wishful Thinking That Your Neck Will Heal On Its Own Is Not A Viable Game Plan!”

“Wishful Thinking That Your Neck Will Heal On Its Own Is Not A Viable Game Plan!”

Neck Pain & Stiffness are ONE of the most common complaints we deal with in our practices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, FL.

We currently spend an estimated $30 BILLION on neck pain in the US alone each year.

Needless to say, it is quite prevalent and you are not alone.

We hear from patients near us on a daily basis who have gone to their primary physicians for help, only to be told to take some painkillers and “see how it goes”.

Instead of putting a proven neck pain treatment plan together, you start to believe your neck pain is just a part of your life you have to accept. Your new “normal”… STOP!

It may be time to come see us if you are experiencing any of the following neck pain symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Decreased ability to move your head
  • Trouble with gripping or lifting objects
  • Stiffness
  • Stabbing pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Pain when holding your head in one place for long periods, such as when driving or working at a computer
  • Muscle tightness and spasms

Neck Pain Conditions We Treat

Neck Pain Conditions We Treat

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What Causes Neck Pain & How We Treat It

What Causes Neck Pain & How We Treat It

We can pinpoint the true cause of your pain—often in less than 20 minutes—so you finally have concrete answers about the source of your neck pain & stiffness.

Here are the leading causes of neck pain we see near our Fort Myers office:

  • Muscle strains: The longer we sit, the more strain we experience.
  • Aging: When the cartilage between the bones deteriorates, spurs form which can lead to neck pain.
  • Trauma and injuries: Auto collisions, which cause whiplash, resulting in varying degrees of neck pain. The head being jerked backward creates strain on the soft tissues in the neck area.
  • Sports injuries: Rough and tumble games, like football, basketball, and soccer often lead to neck strains.
  • Diseases: There are some diseases that cause neck pain, including meningitis, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.

In order to get an accurate diagnosis, your Fort Myers physical therapist will ask you a number of questions and then observe your physical condition, your posture, and note any movement which is causing pain.

Some of the most common neck pain conditions we treat include:

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Neck Pain Patient Success Stories

Neck Pain Patient Success Stories

“I was able to get rid of my neck pain seeing Dr. Gray and his staff at Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy. I can’t recommend them enough. If you’re looking for physical therapy in Fort Myers, this the place.”

Mark Bariball

“I had neck pain that prevented me from doing my work. Ite even prevented me from doing my fitness routine. Dr. Gray’s Gray Method pin=pointed exactly what my proble was and what treatment I needed. I can honestly say I am now pain-free.”

Kathy Ortega

“I had neck pain. I thought my only option was surgery; however, after seeing Dr. Scott I avoided that and I am back to my old routine.”

Barb Maxwell

Our Approach to Treating Neck Pain Near Fort Myers, FL

Our Approach to Treating Neck Pain Near Fort Myers

  • The Gray Method™ An approach invented by our owner, Dr. Scott Gray. The premise behind everything focuses on pinpointing the original CAUSE of your injury, pain, or stiffness, rather than just addressing the symptoms.

  • Active Release Technique: A safe and effective soft tissue technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia (connective tissue), and nerve entrapments. A hand-on technique with precisely direct tension to abnormal tissue.

  • Spinal Traction: is a safe and non-invasive decompression therapy performed in our Fort Myers or Cape Coral locations, intended to alleviate pressure on the spine. Your neck physical therapist may use his or her hands to manually widen the spaces between the vertebrae of your spine.

  • Myofascial Release- A hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure and massage to the myofascial connective tissues. Your therapist will gently massage the myofascia and feel for stiff or tightened areas to eliminate pain and restore motion.

  • Dry Needling- Dry needling is an advanced technique that uses very small needles to puncture the skin around stiff muscles. This treatment is a safe and effective way to eliminate pain, muscle tension, stiffness, and muscle spasms.

  • Neck Stretches: Gently stretching the neck can alleviate pain and improve your range of motion. Your neck physical therapist will assign you specific stretches to heal your neck condition.

Want Help to Decide if Our Neck Physical Therapy in Fort Myers is Right For You?

Want Help to Decide if Physical Therapy is Right For You?

Treatment For Your Neck Pain Is Nearby & At Your Fingertips…

Treatment For Your Neck Pain Is Nearby & At Your Fingertips…

Remember, there’s no need to stay in pain another day…

Don’t let your quality of life suffer any longer!

Let’s discover the root cause of your neck pain and get you back in motion again!

Call our office at 239-223-0483 and schedule your appointment today! We offer Physical Therapy in Fort Myers, FL & our Cape Coral, FL office.

PLEASE NOTE: You have no obligation after getting in contact with us.

Let’s talk about your unique situation, your goals, and your obstacles.

Together we can chart a course for your active and healthy future doing the things you love to do!

Sounds reasonable?

We look forward to working with you soon!

Dedicated to your success,

What A Happy Patient Says About Back In Motion on Google

I had a partial knee replacement November 18, 2021 and started Physical Therapy November 19, yes the next day after the surgery. I was impressed that all of the PT staff were doctors and the treatment plan was individualized to my needs and goals. I am an RN and I did my own research before scheduling a PT clinic. I absolutely made the right choice with Back In Motion. I worked with Dr. James and Dr. Jim most of my therapy sessions. They always asked how I was doing and listened to me carefully. They found exercises that were best for me to do at home between appointments as well as the ones we did in the clinic. The front office staff was helpful and friendly offering encouragement each time I came in. I just want to mention I met with Dr. Vanessa for a session and Dr. Dan preformed a thorough assessment on discharge day, January 31. Everyone that I met at Back in Motion made sure that I had the best experience at every appointment. Thank you to each and every one of you! You all made me feel cared for and confident of my recovery.
Mary W.

Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Pain From Patients Near Fort Myers

Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Pain From Patients Near Fort Myers

A neck physical therapist is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neck conditions.

A neck physical therapist is trained to accurately diagnose your condition and determine the underlying cause so that you can finally enjoy a treatment that works.

If you’ve tried various treatment options and still have reoccurring neck pain, a neck physical therapist will combine safe treatment techniques to help you get rid of your pain for good.

Neck physical therapists treat a variety of neck conditions. Some of the most common conditions (& their symptoms) treated by neck physical therapists include:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Postural Neck Pain

Fixing the cause of a problem is the only successful way to cure the symptoms once and for all. Therefore, neck physical therapists will guide you through a series of questions and tests to accurately diagnose your condition and determine the underlying cause.

You can expect to have a treatment that is safe and effective in healing your neck condition.

Most patients meet with their neck physical therapist at least once a week for several weeks. This allows your neck physical therapist to monitor your progress, add or modify treatments, and continue to provide you with certain treatments (such as manual therapy) that you cannot perform at home.

Neck physical therapy requires your participation as well. Your neck physical therapist will probably give you neck strengthening, stretching, and mobility exercises to perform at home before the next appointment.

You may also be asked to make certain lifestyle changes such as practicing good posture and wearing proper footwear.

Depending on your condition and the severity, you might start to feel better immediately, or it might take at least a few weeks to start feeling better. Either way, it is important to continue the full course of your physical therapy program to ensure that your neck condition fully heals and won’t return.