Do you have pain in your shoulder or hand? Wait a minute! It's really coming from your neck!
Updated: Sep 25
Have you ever dealt with numbness or tingling in the hand and you were told that you needed to have surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome of the wrist?
Or maybe some pesky upper trap and shoulder pain just wouldn't go away with shoulder injections. And then you were offered a diagnostic shoulder surgery to "see what the problem is."
Well what if I told you that sometimes where you are experiencing the pain and symptoms, isn't actually the root of the problem!
That's right, much like a leaky pipe in the ceiling can make a puddle on the floor, a neck problem (such as a herniated disc or bulging disc) can be causing the symptoms in your upper back or even the hand. And just like puddles on the floor - you can mop them up all day, but it will just keep coming back if you don't fix the leaky pipe - you have to be addressing the root cause at the neck to actually resolve the symptoms you are experiencing.
And guess what, sometimes, it's not even a cervical disc injury causing your symptoms. Sometimes it poor posture, joint related issues, ligaments, thoracic spine problems, or even stress that is causing your neck related symptoms.
And every one of those problems is treated differently!
This is why, at Flow Physical Therapy and Wellness in The Woodlands, Texas, we only offer one-on-one 60 minute Physical Therapy sessions! Where you are guaranteed 60 minutes of uninterrupted time with your Doctor of Physical Therapy so we can get to the true root cause quicker!
So whether you're dealing with neck pain after sitting at your desk all day, hand pain after working from your phone all day, shoulder pain after a long drive, or numbness/tingling after you've been reading a great book, you need to prioritize yourself and normalize not being in pain.
Because you can live a pain free life! And we're here to help you do it!
If you've been dealing with numbness, tingling, hand pain, or neck pain, click below to schedule your appointment to get the treatment you deserve.
Dr. Patrick Thompson, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. DN
Owner of Flow Physical Therapy and Wellness