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7 Quick Tips to Reduce Neck & Shoulder Pain Without Taking Painkillers or Getting Injections

How To Put An End To Your Neck & Shoulder Pain, Get Stronger & Stay Active, WITHOUT Risking Surgery, WITHOUT Relying On Pain Pills & Without Missing Out On The Activities You Love!

If you’ve got neck and shoulder pain, stiffness or an ache, it’s easy to think “oh it’s just an ache and will go away tomorrow”. Or maybe you assume you just slept wrong or just sat in that hard chair too long. Even worse, maybe you think “it’s normal” because you’re getting older…

There’s no obvious reason that it happened, but it doesn’t seem to be getting better! 

If that's happening to you, you're not alone - we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Neck & Shoulder Pain are a few of THE most common problems that we see at our clinic in River Edge, NJ. We help people every day who feel exactly this way.

When it comes to living with neck & shoulder pain, everyone wants to know…

 "Why am I having this neck & shoulder pain?"

 "Why did my neck & shoulder pain return, even though I've gotten it treated before?"

 "Why has just resting not fixed my neck & shoulder pain?"

 "Will I ever get back to the workouts and activities I love without pain?”

Most people think that when they get neck & shoulder pain, it’s just going to go away on it’s own.


That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if neck & shoulder pain never happened… But then 6 months later you’re still living with nagging pain - often even worse than it was when it came on.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our Physical Therapy Clinic is when people go to their Doctors, and the Doctor tells them to rest and “try these painkillers" and “get an MRI”.

But this is rarely ever good advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it is not any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest. This makes no sense and explains why so many people are suffering with chronic neck & shoulder pain - because the traditional healthcare system doesn't give them the care they so desperately need.

Has This Type Of Thing Happened To You?

Why else does neck & shoulder pain last longer than it should? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There’s lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice - but not all of it is credible.

Maybe you think your neck & shoulder pain was caused by doing something - like lifting or sleeping awkwardly - but really it was caused by years and years of poor posture and repetitive stress that caused the muscles in your core to become weak and the lifting or the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that.

If you don’t know what you’re doing - neck & shoulder pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.

Is This How You Feel Too?

If You're Currently Living With Neck & Shoulder Pain, Here Are A Few Reasons It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

You thought it would go away on it's own...but it didn't.

❌ The Doctor told you to rest and take painkillers - but the pills did nothing to help the cause, and as soon as they wore off, your knee pain came back.

A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets neck & shoulder pain as they get older, so you just accepted it.

❌ You tried other Healthcare Professionals, even Physical Therapy in the past, but it didn't seem to help, so you think it won't work now.

Relying on Google or YouTube for exercises that didn’t make any difference, or maybe even made your neck & shoulder pain worse!

❌ You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your neck & shoulder pain was so bad, but all that did was make it feel even more stiff and tight.

You got a few relaxing massages, hoping it would fix the pain, but the pain came back a few days later.

If any of this has happened to you, we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

What Can I Do To Get Rid Of My Neck & Shoulder Pain Quickly?

Here are 4 things you can do that will help you end Neck & Shoulder Pain and feel free:

1) First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people rest for weeks, hoping that the pain will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed…or the pain has gotten worse.

2) Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your neck & shoulder pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises. The right exercises given to you by a Neck & Shoulder specialist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quickly - and make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon.

3) Avoid long periods of rest - the truth is that our bodies were designed to move. While certain activities like running or lifting may bother your neck & shoulder right now, that doesn't mean that restricting all movement is what you need to be doing. In fact, it might be the very thing that makes your neck & shoulder pain worse. If certain movements are painful, it's important to find the root cause and get you moving properly so you can continue staying active without neck & shoulder pain.

4) Get real, “hands-on” and customized treatment - Customized physical therapy treatment is proven to help people with neck & shoulder pain. In fact at Hybrid PT, it’s one of the most common issues we see people aged 30+ living with. If your neck & shoulder pain is affecting your job, if it stops you from keeping active, or if it threatens your independence and gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - high quality and customized treatment can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Hybrid PT can help you return to being active as quickly and safely as possible - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinics:

How Can Choosing Physical Therapy At Hybrid PT Get Rid Of Your Neck & Shoulder Pain - In The Next Few Days?

Here Are Just A Few Things Our Neck & Shoulder Pain Specialists Can Do For You:

  • We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of sessions.

  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your injury once and for all - often inside 20 minutes

  • Pain can drain you of energy and take you out of playing your favorite sport and doing your favorite activity - we can help you to enjoy living with more energy each day, and return to doing what you love safely.

  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery.

  • We can help you put an end to needing to take all of those painkillers which are obviously not very good for your long-term health.

  • We can help you avoid dangerous surgery - and painful injections.

  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room where you’ll be told to “rest” again...

  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that your injury has taken from you...

  • We can help you to finally be able to walk, and move freely, without worrying if the pain is going to get worse and stop you in your tracks.

  • Basically… the Physical Therapy Team at Hybrid PT can help you get back to living life free from daily, annoying and frustrating sports injuries, and return to the activities you love.


If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our Physical Therapy Clinic in River Edge, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

Success Stories of Those Who WERE Suffering From Neck & Shoulder Pain

Danielle C.

"Best PT experience ever. I was introduced to James through my husband and I am so happy we both found him! After many years of neck & back pain issues and multiple chiropractor and pt rehabs that never really addressed my issues, I always felt lost on how to feel better for long term. Then I found Hybrid PT! James addressed, treated, and taught me how to strengthen and remediate issues holding me back from my usual gym and running routine. Now, I feel so much stronger and less hesitant about my usual movements that would usually cause pain and days of being out of commission. Because of James, I’m so much more knowledgeable about what I need to do with my routines, stretching, and strengthening in order to keep myself strong and pain free. James' 1:1 sessions and attention really make a world of difference. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend Hybrid PT!"

William L.

"I would highly recommend Hybrid PT. James is a real nice guy and very knowledgeable about sports related injuries. He's on call to answer questions through email or text at seemingly all hours which just shows how committed and caring he is. I've gone to see him about a shoulder strain/pinched nerve and tennis elbow, both which have been recurring problems for me from the golf swing. He set me up with programs to strengthen the areas, alleviate the pain, and improve range of motion. Over the course of a few months, I've seen steady improvement. He's a no brainer for anyone suffering from pain whether it's from the gym or a sport. He also knows a lot about tennis :)"

Sarah Y.

"I have been dealing with shoulder impingement and frozen shoulder syndrome for the last six months and I have been to several different places, months at a time, working with many different physical therapists. James, above all, has been nothing short of a miracle. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and a compassionate physical therapist. He personalizes his care to each and every individual through manual therapy to help improve pain and mobility and limitations, and I saw huge improvement even after my first therapy! I highly recommend him!!!"

The Next Important Step Is To Take Action...

Here Are Your Best Options To Find Out How We Can Help:

Talk to a PT First

If you are not quite ready to schedule an appointment with a us right now, but you have questions and think it would be good to talk to someone at Hybrid PT first, we’d love to discuss the specifics of your situation over the phone. This will ensure you can be 100% sure that we can help you. Please click the button below and fill out the short form to schedule a call and one of our specialists will answer all the questions you have over the phone, absolutely free...

Free Discovery Visit

We realize some people may be unsure if Hybrid PT is right for them. It could be that you’re not sure it will work, or whether we can help with the condition you have. Maybe you had a bad experience somewhere in the past? If that sounds like you and you would like to come in and see for yourself how Hybrid PT can help you, please click the button below, fill out the short form and tell us more about you so we can answer your questions, absolutely free...


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