The Plague of Neck Pain

To the surprise of many, 90% of the population will have symptoms relating to spinal pain at least once in their lives. Recent studies have linked neck pain with the increased use of technological devices such as smartphones, tablets, and iPads. Neck pain can develop from poor posture often associated with these devices and can originate from joint, discs, or soft-tissue dysfunction. However, neck pain can also occur due to stress or traumatic injuries such as a motor vehicle accident.

Some of the key symptoms of neck pain is headaches and/or upper back as well as shoulder pain. The neck consists of ligaments, tendons, muscles, cushioning discs, seven vertebra, and has a relatively wide range of motion. The signs and symptoms of neck pain usually vary in severity and can include:

  • Sharp, shooting pain
  • Dull, achy pain
  • Numbness
  • Tendernes and burning pain in your shoulders
  • Tingling in the arms and hands

Light stretching performed at home can help to relieve your neck pain as well as strengthen and correct your posture. However, a physical therapist is able to identify the source of your pain, and can create a therapy and exercise regime that is tailor made for your individual diagnosis. At Motion Physical Therapy, our primary goal is to help you move past your neck pain and get back to enjoying your life. Our physical therapists have more than two decades of experience and will perform a thorough, comprehensive neck evaluation on each patient. Additionally, a variety of methods can be used for neck therapy and can include:

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Myofascial Releases
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Ultrasound Therapy

Come join our family at Motion Physical Therapy and let us help you resolve your neck pain. Extended hours are available for appointments in The Woodlands. Give us a call at 281-881-7099 or email us at in order to schedule your appointment.

2 thoughts on “The Plague of Neck Pain

  1. April Bruffy says:

    Words can’t express the gratitude that I have Dr. Lehman and the Physical therapy team at Motion Physical Therapy. Larry is AMAZING and the staff is always cheerful and welcoming every time I come in. They literally changed my life. I came in with neck and shoulder pain that was unbearable. After my first treatment , I felt Instant relief! Dr. Lehman also helped to diagnosis me with the correct diagnosis in which I had been misdiagnosed all of my life! I feel better than I ever have and recommend them with the highest of praise!

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