Do you have chronic neck, shoulder, arm, or upper back pain that never quite gets better? Is it hard to turn your neck or check your blind spot when driving?

Alongside the lower back, the neck is one of the biggest – if not the biggest contributor to physical pain. Many of the patients we treat at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation come to us with neck issues. The neck is at the root of all kinds of physical problems, from headaches and migraines, pain that radiates down the arms to vertigo, dizziness, and chronic fatigue.

But sometimes, when you feel pain and stiffness in your neck along with a lack of mobility or ability to turn your head. The actual problem is often something to do with the spine or instability in the upper back and shoulders that are at the root of your neck pain and stiffness. Why? Because when there is a lack of strength and stability in the upper back and shoulders. Even simple daily tasks like sitting at your desk at work or scrolling on your smartphone put intense pressure on your neck and spine, leading to pain.

There is a whole spectrum of different neck issues and neck pain severity levels. Some of the patients we see have mild pain and stiffness, which limits their ability to move their necks properly. In contrast, others have disabling neck pain that stops them in their tracks and forces them to stop everything. The critical thing to remember is that earlier intervention and treatment prevent you from moving from neck stiffness, a minor irritation, to pain that leaves you unable to work or socialize. Or worse still, needing surgery to repair the damage from the years of ignoring the pain and "putting up with it."

Neck pain of any severity is downright miserable because very few activities don't involve moving your neck, so it's difficult to rest the neck. Every time you move, twist, or turn, the pain is right there. Even lying down hurts because you can't seem to get into a comfortable position when you have neck pain, magnified when you get into bed at night and try to sleep.

That’s the bad news, but the good news is that we successfully treat patients with neck, shoulder, arm, and upper back pain daily at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation. It's one of the most common pain issues we treat.

“But Why is This Happening to me?”



Hopefully, you haven’t been in pain every day for 6+ months. But many of the patients we see have waited that long, sometimes even longer. Mistakenly believing that everyone gets neck pain – especially above a certain age. But this is a misconception. Your neck should move freely without pain or stiffness, regardless of age, and something is wrong if it doesn't. You need a physical therapist ASAP before things get worse.

Have you had neck pain for over 7 days?

If your neck pain has been hanging around for more than a week. You've probably seen a doctor who more than likely told you to take anti-inflammatory medication and to “take it easy” and come back and see them if the pain doesn't improve. Sadly, for most people, the pain doesn't improve. They waste hours returning back and forward to the doctor’s office only to be given more lousy advice.

If You’ve Been Putting Up With Neck Pain For A While, Don’t Feel Bad. Many Of Our Patients Tell Us That They:

  •  “Thought the pain would go away on its own” (it didn’t)
  • Went to their doctor who told them it was probably arthritis."
  • "Thought exercising more would help, but things got even worse."
  • "Saw a specialist who told them that surgery could be an option, but their pain wasn't bad enough yet."
  • "Stayed home to rest, on the doctor's advice, but the pain is still there, and their neck feels even stiffer than it did before."

Does that sound like you?

If it does, make this the last day you put up with neck pain.

Let us help you.

We invite you to start with a complimentary telephone consultation with one of your neck experts to discuss your neck pain issues and find out more about how we can help you. Just click below to request your call. We'll get back to you with the available dates and times.

“What Can I Do to Get Rid of Neck Pain NOW?”...

It will not get better overnight if you've had neck and shoulder pain and stiffness for a long time. But you can improve your symptoms with the following tips:

  • Make sure you keep your body well hydrated. Everything feels better when you’re not dehydrated – from pain and stiffness to your mood and mobility. Drinking water won’t fix your neck pain, but it’ll most definitely make you more comfortable.
  • Try heat therapy using a heat pad or an ice pack on your neck and shoulders. Don't worry too much about which one to use. It's mostly personal preference and the one that makes you feel most comfortable and reduces the pain.
  • Just movethis is the Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation mantra. For a good reason, too, because movement gets blood and oxygen flowing around your body to lower inflammation and reduce pain and stiffness. Try not to sit down for more than 20 minutes without getting up to move around and stretch your body.
  • Get expert Physical TherapyBy far, the best way to get rid of neck and shoulder pain quickly is to consult with a physical therapist. We quickly find and treat the source of your neck and shoulder pain and stiffness and teach you how to prevent it from returning.

If you want to find out how the physical therapy team at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation can help you get rid of neck and shoulder pain and stiffness – so it never returns. We urge you to book a free Discovery Visit at our Wyckoff, NJ clinic to start the process.

“How Can Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation Help You Get Rid of Neck And Shoulder Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

  • We quickly find the source of your pain and explain precisely what is going inside your body and why – often within 20 minutes.
  • We teach you how to set your life up to prevent neck and shoulder issues in the future – with daily stretching and strengthening exercises.
  • We examine your posture and fix any issues with your body's alignment and sitting, standing, and walking posture.
  • We help you get to a point where you can start protecting your long-term health by chucking the painkillers in the trash.
  • In almost ALL cases, we keep you OFF the surgeon’s table.
  • But best of all – we help you get your life back so you start going what you love again without the burden of neck pain.

To find out what it costs and our availability at the clinic in Wyckoff, NJ, just click the link and complete the short form.

“Hear From Happy Patients of The Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people with Neck & Shoulder pain just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation - and left much healthier and happier:



40's Teaneck, NJ

"From the moment you walk in the door between Kathy greeting you and Tom's assistance, helping you out and getting everything done, you're home. You're with a family. They're taking care of you. As a mom, it made me feel safe knowing my son was getting the absolute best care in the absolute best way possible."



50'S Ridgewood, NJ

"He knows the craft really well. And then he tailors a plan that's unique to your kind of requirement, what you're trying to get to. It is about you. It is a cool atmosphere that has kind of a good, cool buzz, which makes you feel comfortable, which makes you feel like you can accomplish what you want to accomplish."


Ray LoBue

60's Paramus, NJ

"I'm a carpenter and I was putting a hardwood floor down in my bedroom. And I hurt my back. Tom obviously knew what he was talking about, he gave me a few exercises and literally in a week it really subsided. I would highly recommend Apex, they've been good to me."