Neck Pain Relief Eden Prairie, MN

Neck Pain Relief

Sharon H.

"I was experiencing back and neck pain after painting a ceiling. When it didn't go away after 3 weeks I decided I needed some help. Everything requiring physical movement is better now. I also sleep better. I love coming to Wellspring Health Center... the atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is very caring and capable. I always feel better when I leave - both physically and mentally."

Abby E.

"I was in a car accident. My left side was affected, neck, shoulder, and lower back. I constantly felt that I had limited movement throughout my neck and back. I felt very comfortable receiving treatment and knew that they (Wellspring) provided outstanding care!! Thank you for my treatment, being educational, comforting and energizing!"

Carolyn V.

"Thank you! The staff at Wellspring Health Center is fantastic! It was necessary to resolve the sharp neck pain that was limiting my daily activities. It was an added bonus to relieve the ongoing pain that I just assumed was part of my life."

Kelly C.

"I started physical therapy because of lower back, neck and shoulder pain. I sit at a desk all day for work and by the afternoon, it was very uncomfortable to stay seated. By the time I got home from work I was exhausted and all I wanted to do was lay in bed. Since working with the staff at Wellspring Health Center, I can now sit through an entire day of work, make dinner at home and still have enough energy to play with my six year old and the rest of my family. I can sit at my scrapbook table and craft as long as I want to. I can take the puppy for a walk and come home and still do housework."

Erin K.

"I decided to come to Wellspring because I had been in a few car accidents in my childhood which caused my neck and lower back to be tense all the time. I wasn't able to workout, go to school all day, and do normal activities without pain. After treatment at Wellspring I have more ROM in my neck and can see by blindsides while driving. I can also lift the kids that I nanny for without any pain! My time here has truly been a life-changing experience for me. Everyone here is so welcoming and cares about your progress. I would recommend Wellspring to anyone that is having issues. This is an amazing clinic that I have enjoyed coming to."

April F.

"I had acute right hip pain that made it difficult to walk. I also had chronic neck pain from an old whiplash injury. I relied on drugs to be comfortable. I was very miserable and hopeless. With the help from the professional and skilled staff at Wellspring, I was able to get my strength back! I'm so grateful! Sticking with the plan proved worthy when I saw my before and after posture photos. I would recommend Wellspring to anyone!"

Cheri P.

"My neck, shoulders and elbows hurt every day, which made me just want to sit on the couch and do nothing. It was such a joy to work with everyone at Wellspring Health Center. I was always happy to come to my appointments knowing that everyone worked so hard with me and truly cared about my progress. I would absolutely recommend anyone with pain to come here."

Jason P.

"I came to Wellspring Health Center because certain movements were causing shooting pain in my right back, knee, hip, shoulder, neck and causing headaches. In an attempt to avoid the pains, I stopped exercising and spent a lot of time laying on the couch. After treatment at Wellspring, I feel more ready to pursue hobbies I was forgetting about like my favorite, mountain biking, and playing with my daughter is so much easier. My appointments at Wellspring were often the high point of my day. Everyone was very friendly and I left feeling both invigorated and relaxed."

Diana N.

"I came to Wellspring Health Center with low back pain and neck pain. I was constantly sore at work and would get frequent headaches. After my care I noticed a change, especially in exercise, I noticed my core working as the central muscle, which I contribute to my pain going away. It makes working out and activities so much easier and beneficial."

Tracy H.

"I began treatment at Wellspring due to chronic upper back and neck pain. It limited my daily activities especially picking up my daughter and my sleep quality. After talking to my doctor many times about my back pain with no results, I'm happy I finally found somewhere that worked!"

Miriam M.

"Before coming to Wellspring Health Center, I assumed I would have to live with the pain in my body (neck, shoulders and severe headaches and migraines). However, the first thing I was told when I came here was that I don't have to live with pain. Wellspring gave me hope and I can now say that I feel amazing! The staff is amazing, you make everyone feel special!"

Michael C.

"I injured my neck while squatting and started having shooting pain into my head whenever I lifted weights. I was really upset. It turned out I also had terrible posture too. Wellspring Health Center has the best team of healthcare professionals. I have ever worked with and some of the kindest, nicest, most patient people I've had the pleasure of knowing. Thank You!"

Neck Pain Hindering Your Daily Life? Find Relief with Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Relieves Neck Pain Naturally!

Neck pain can cause debilitating and extremely uncomfortable sensations, especially if the pain stretches from your neck down to your shoulders.

According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), approximately one-third of the population will experience neck pain in any given year. It can get worse if left untreated, and in severe cases, surgery may even be needed.

Your neck is an integral area of everyday movement, and sharp pain can prevent you from functioning properly in your day-to-day life.

Whether your neck pain presents difficulty when trying to sit up straight in your chair at work or tilting your head down to tie your shoes, physical therapy can help get you back to a normal, pain-free function.

Fortunately, many people are able to find relief from their neck pain every year through the help of physical therapy.

Our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapy practice is dedicated to providing you with the relief you need.

How can physical therapy relieve my neck pain?

Did you know that physical therapy is one of the best methods for treating neck pain? At Wellspring Health Center, our physical therapists utilize a holistic approach digging deeper into the root causes of your pain. For example, during the initial physical evaluation, we analyze the range of motion in your neck, as well as document imbalances in related muscles, soft tissues, and overall posture.

We then work as a team with our sports medicine provider to order any indicated diagnostic tests, create a diagnosis and treatment plan. We work together with you to understand the goals and expectations of each step in your individualized treatment plan, with the main focus of treating the underlying root causes of your pain.

A holistic physical therapy approach for your neck pain may include hands-on methods like myofascial release, joint mobilization, active release technique (ART), as well as hi-tech therapies like cold laser therapy, percussion therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and computerized joint mobilization to release tension patterns, and restore fluid motion in the joints and soft tissues.

Our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists also have advanced training in holistic techniques like Pilates Matwork Therapy which uses whole-body movements to strengthen the muscles that support the neck and back. This advanced form of exercise not only helps in the recovery of an injured body part, but it also goes beyond that – it helps with improving strength and movement throughout the entire body – avoiding re-injury in the future.

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

When someone experiences neck pain, it typically runs from the base of their skull to the top of their shoulder blades, finally settling in the back of the neck. There are a number of reasons why neck pain may occur.

The pain can vary in severity, from a constant dull ache to sharp and stabbing pains. Neck pain can sometimes include additional symptoms, including but not limited to:

  • Loss of sleep due to pain and discomfort.
  • Numbness or tingling into the upper extremities.
  • Headaches.
  • Arm weakness.
  • Inability to fully stand up or sit up straight.
  • Stiffness and muscle tightness in the upper body.
  • Discomfort and pain when remaining in the same position for too long.

What’s causing my neck pain?

Neck pain is most commonly caused by an injury to the tissues or bone structures in the neck; however, certain degenerative conditions can also lead to neck pain.

Some common conditions that give you pain in your neck include:

Tech Neck

When you’re working on a computer or looking down at your phone, the muscles in the back of the neck have to contract to hold your head up. The more you look down, the more the muscles have to work to keep your head up. These muscles can get overly tired and sore from looking down at our smartphones, working on computers, or looking down at our tablets all day. That’s what we call “tech neck.”

What are the symptoms of tech neck?

Headaches, stiff necks, neck spasms, and pain between your shoulder blades are common complaints. Some people say they have a hard time looking up after looking down for a long time. In severe situations you could get numbness or tingling or weakness that goes down into your arms because of a pinched nerve in your neck.

How can tech neck cause more serious problems?

What happens initially is that the muscles have to strain to hold your head up. But the muscles tighten, and, as they do, they put more pressure on the discs. That makes the discs wear out faster, and as the discs wear out faster, they can bulge or even rupture. If the ruptured disc pinches a nerve, you can get pain, weakness, or numbness in the arm, which may end up requiring surgical treatment. Choosing physical therapy first for tech neck symptoms has saved many patients from surgery.

Illnesses

Certain diseases and ailments can result in neck pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, or cancer.

Nerve compression

If you have a herniated disc in your neck, or narrowing of the foramen (space where the nerves exit the spine), the nerves that branch out from your spinal cord can become compressed. In some cases, nerve pain can even extend from the neck all the way down to the hands and fingers — a condition known as “radiculopathy.”

Joint degeneration

Much like any other joint in your body, the neck joints can erode with age, causing pain. Conditions such as osteoarthritis can also reduce the cartilage between the vertebrae in the neck, also resulting in neck pain.

Injuries

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that result in neck pain, typically sustained by an automobile or high-impact sports collision. This is known as a “strain” injury, causing the head to whip rapidly back-and-forth, thus affecting the soft tissues in the back of the neck.

Muscle strains

The muscles in your neck can become strained by overuse. Even something as simple as sitting at your desk all day with your neck craned toward the computer screen can lead to a strain in your neck muscles.

Get started on relieving neck pain naturally today

Don’t let your daily discomfort be a pain in the neck any longer.

Contact our office to book a Free Consultation with one of our licensed Eden Prairie, MN, physical therapists today!

We will help you get started on the road toward long-lasting pain recovery.