Neck & Shoulder Pain | Simply Physio

When you have neck or shoulder pain, stiffness or aches, it's easy to think that it's ”no big deal” and that it will go away on its own… eventually. You might just think that it’s a normal pain that comes with age. But now it is threatening your ability to do something you love or need to be able to do.

A lot of times the pain isn’t caused by anything obvious. But now, it doesn’t seem to be going away, and is getting worse!

If this is happening to you, you're not alone: we hear this type of thing all the time. We see so many people who are dealing with a variety of neck and shoulder issues.

So when it comes to suffering from neck or shoulder pain, everybody we see wants to know:

“Why Am I Hurting?


“Why has nothing worked?


“Why isn’t my pain getting any better?”

Most people think that neck and shoulder pain will just go away on its own. That they'll wake up one day and the pain will magically go away as if it never happened. But six weeks later, they're still having pain and not only that, it has become worse.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario that we see here at our office is that people go to their doctors, and the doctors tell them to rest, take medications and “see how it goes”.

Unfortunately this is rarely the best advice. A lot of times, you end up going back to the doctor again because the pain hasn’t changed. Worse of all, you are given more medications, stronger pills and advised to get more rest. Or you’re told by your doctor to see a specialist whose advice is a shot or to have surgery. This explains why so many people are living with chronic neck or shoulder pain.

Has This  Happened to You?

Why does neck or shoulder pain last longer than it should? It's easy to get confused because you've been told so many different things by different people. There are lots of people out there who are happy to give you advice, but not all of the things you hear are reliable.

Your neck or shoulder pain might have been caused by something like lifting or sleeping awkwardly. but it could have been caused by other things that were never properly taken care of (poor posture, stiffness, weakness and muscle imbalance). These things along with that time you lifted something awkwardly, eventually caused that pain you're now experiencing.

If you don't know what you're doing, or you have received poor advice, neck and shoulder pain can be very confusing. Because of that many people end up accepting that pain is just part of their life.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If You’re Currently Living With Neck or Shoulder Pain, Here are 7 Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  • You thought it would go away on it’s own - but it didn’t.
  • You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take pain medications - but the pills either did NOT help, or helped only for a short period of time (until the pain came back again!)
  • A friend, or family told you that everybody gets pain as they get older, so you just accepted it.
  • You tried other Healthcare Professionals, or a Physical Therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help.
  • You tried YouTube exercises but they either did nothing, or made your pain worse.
  • You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your pain was so bad, but all that did was make it feel even more stiff and tight.
  • You decided to get a few massages hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn’t do anything to fix it long term…

If any of these things have happened to you, we would love to help you by inviting you to schedule a phone consultation with one of our expert physical therapists. The fact that you tried any, (or all) of these things is actually a good thing, because when you know what doesn't work you're closer to finding the thing that does work.

Click the link below to schedule a free telephone consultation. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after! Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what is the best next step.

What can I do to Get Rid Of My Neck or Shoulder Pain Quickly?...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

  • First, you need to decide to get help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that 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 it gets worse
  • Get to the root of your pain. Find a neck and shoulder pain expert to perform a comprehensive injury assessment, identify the deepest root cause of your pain, and explain what must be done to fix it!
  • Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy - Specialized Physical Therapy is proven to help people with neck or shoulder pain. In fact at Simply Physio it's one of the most common injuries we see. If your neck or shoulder pain is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your mobility and independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - expert P.T. can help get you back to living the life you deserve.
  • Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your pain is to do the right series of corrective exercises - specifically created for you by our expert Physical Therapist to help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quick - and make sure you get back to doing the things you love to do!

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Simply Physio can help you live with less neck and shoulder pain, we invite you to start with a complimentary, no-obligation, risk-free appointment:

Note: At your Discovery Session you’ll meet 1-on-1 with one of an expert Physical Therapist. We’ll assess and help you understand the root cause of your pain. If we’re a good fit, we’ll discuss the best next steps. If we’re not, we’ll do everything we can to direct you towards a solution.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Simply Physio Help You Get Rid of Your Neck or Shoulder Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

Here’s just a few of the things our Specialist Physical Therapy team can do for you:

  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your neck or shoulder pain once and for all.
  • We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness - often within a couple of sessions.
  • We will ensure that your problem is corrected to that it can heal properly - and we will provide you with the right advice and proper exercises that will speed up your recovery.
  • We can help you put an end to taking all those pills.
  • We can help you avoid dangerous surgery - and painful injections.
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that back pain has stolen from you.
  • We can help you to finally get a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right.
  • We can help you to move your neck and shoulder more comfortable so you don’t have to go to extraordinary lengths to do simple tasks like backing out of the driveway or reaching behind you.
  • We can give you more confidence doing your workouts you haven’t been able to do!

Basically, we can help you get back to living life, free from chronic neck and shoulder pain!

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have in our clinic just click the button below and complete the short form:

“See How Simply Physio Has Changed the Lives of People Just Like You...”

Find out how people just like you, came to Simply Physio - and left happier and much healthier!



In Her 50's, Knoxville

“I could not raise my neck to look at the ceiling, nor could I turn to the right, and I was having trouble even driving. I had tried physical therapy several times over the years, tried massage therapy, and I had just gotten to the point before I came to Simply Physio that I couldn’t even pick up my ten pound poodle. And now, as you can tell, I can raise my head, I can turn my head, and every time I back out, I thank God!



In His 50’s, Knoxville

“I noticed pain every time I raised my hand above my head, I started getting pain and it got worse and worse to the point that when I was traveling, and I was going through security, I couldn’t keep my arm above my head long enough to go through screening, so it was really starting to impact my life a little bit. . . .The biggest thing is my pain’s gone, my range of motion has been restored to where it was before, I can play racquet sports and I don’t worry about whether there is going to be sharp pain if I try to hit the ball or something, you know. . . It really restored me back to where I was before I started noticing any issues.”



In Her 20’s - Knoxville

“So before I came to Simply Physio, I was having almost daily migraines. I mean I could not function properly . . . I had to quit my job. . . I had previous run ins with medical professionals that they just didn’t care. They would listen to me and they would simply say oh, we’ll just give you pain medication, send you on the way. The outcome of doing a program with Simply Physio has probably the greatest impact has been my mood, my ability to be an active member of my family now . .. [and] I get to go in the gym which I haven’t been able to in years since the accident.”