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Why Does My Neck Still Hurt?

Neck Pain

Do you find yourself constantly rubbing your neck, trying to make it feel better? Is it hard to turn your head to the side like when you are checking your blind spot? Are you limiting your exercise due to your neck pain?

Or, maybe you know someone who limits their activity because their neck gets stiff and painful after doing yard work, playing golf, or bike riding.

Over 30% of people report they have neck pain. Of those 50% will continue to have problems without any real answers or solutions.

Many people have tried difference approaches to solve their neck pain. They may have gone to see a Physical Therapist who gave them exercises that seemed to make their pain worse. The truth is, those other practitioners failed to give them an accurate diagnosis.

Without an accurate diagnosis, treatment fails.

It can be difficult for someone who is not a specialist to diagnose the root cause of neck pain.


There are a few reasons…

  1. 1
    The anatomy of your neck is intricate. The rest of your spine is predictable and uniform. But, your neck has different shaped vertebra that act very specifically to do their job correctly. If you do not have expert training, it is easy to miss things and not get an accurate diagnosis.
  2. 2
    Shoulder pain is often confused with neck pain. People often feel pain in their shoulder but the problem is actually in their neck. If you have a shoulder problem that hasn’t gotten better, it is probably a misdiagnosed neck problem.
  3. 3
    Your core strength has a lot to do with how your neck functions. Having good support through your core allows your head to sit on top of your spine pain free. This will decrease tension in your muscles as they are not working so hard to hold your head on top of your body. This is why a holistic approach to assessment and treatment is required for neck pain. The symptom of neck pain may be due to a root cause elsewhere in the body.

Here at Physical Therapy for everyBODY, we have made “finding the root” Step 2 in our 5 step process. Step 1 is “Getting To Know You” where we get to hear your story and learn more about your journey. This helps us to understand your body, what you have tried already, and the goals you are looking to achieve.

Step 2 involves a head to toe assessment so we can figure out the root cause of your symptoms. We have designed a holistic assessment that allows us to figure out the source of the pain and also to look at all the contributing factors. Together we plot out the journey that will take you from where you are to where you want to be.

If you are looking for help with your neck pain right now, check out our FREE guide to neck pain right here! The report comes right to you E-mail and is loaded with tips you can use right now.

Or, if this is striking a chord you can sign up for a FREE Discovery Visit. If you have any additional questions or want a more personalized assessment then this Discovery Visit is the best option for you. It is a quick, no obligation conversation to see if working with us could be the best decision for your health.

Dr. Amy Konvalin

Dr. Amy Konvalin

Struggling with pain and dysfunction can impact every part of our lives — it drains our energy, distracts us from our goals, and keeps us from the people and activities we love. As an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Dr. Amy Konvalin understands how frustrating those limitations can be — and she knows how to help get you back to the life you want to live! Beginning with a focused evaluation, Dr. Amy works to determine the root causes of your pain, as well as understanding how it affects the way you move through your world. Dysfunctional patterns of movement often grow worse with time and cause further damage if left untreated — so it’s important to address these issues as soon as possible. Dr. Amy knows there is no one-size-fits-all plan for success, and she partners with patients to identify their unique treatment goals and personal values. Using these goals as a guide, Amy uses her doctorate training in manual (hands-on) therapy and exercise prescription to treat patients with a wide variety of medical challenges and histories throughout the Maple Valley, Black Diamond and Covington areas. Dr. Amy is also a wife to a Boeing superstar/former C-130 navigator. While they lived in Germany, Dr. Amy was able to volunteer with the US Army to treat military personnel and civilians on base. She has two beautiful teenage ballerinas who keep her on her toes and educate her on all things ballet! Bailey, the princess pup, is her running partner and her napping partner. In the spare moments in between, Amy enjoys reading, yoga, wine with friends, Pilates, and walking on the beach.
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