Neck Pain Relief

Looking For Neck Pain Relief in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN?

Are you searching for a safe, effective way to find neck pain relief?

Because your neck plays an important role in everyday activities, neck pain can interfere with your daily tasks. Dealing with neck pain on your own, especially when you do not know the source of it, can be challenging. At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, our physical therapists will identify the source of your neck condition and assist you in regaining normal pain-free function.

If you are looking for neck pain relief near Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, or Munster, IN, know that our physical therapy clinic is dedicated to helping you find long-lasting results with research-backed treatments. Request an appointment with Maximum Rehabilitation Services today to get started on the path toward recovery!

Why does my neck hurt?

Neck pain is most commonly caused by tissue and bone injuries; however, certain degenerative disorders can also cause neck pain.

Other common causes of neck pain that a licensed physical therapist in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN can treat are:

Poor posture and prolonged positions

Our spines are designed to move. One of the most common causes of neck pain is poor posture/prolonged positions. Our modern society is far more sedentary than past generations, and the incidence of neck and upper back pain continues to grow, especially while working on a computer.

Neck pain caused by poor posture is commonly associated with prolonged activities like sitting and lying with your head in an awkward position. Something as simple as sitting at your desk all day with your neck craned toward the computer screen can cause your neck muscles to become strained by overuse.

These sustained positions can irritate the tissues, cause pain, affect motion and over time lead to inflammation or injury.

Neck injuries

A neck muscle strain occurs when you overstretch your neck muscles. Neck muscle strains are often due to traumas like sports injuries, car accidents or are due to repetitive stress injuries (i.e. turning your head repeatedly while swimming).

Whiplash is a type of sprain/strain injury caused with the head to whips rapidly back and forth resulting in injury to the soft tissues in the back of the neck. A sprain occurs when you overstretch the ligaments whereas a strain occurs when you overstretch muscles.

The most common cause of whiplash injuries are an automobile accident, a high-impact sports collision or from a slip/fall type accident.

The best way to be 100% sure of why you are experiencing neck pain is to request an appointment with our physical therapist in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN.

Bulging or Herniated discs

The discs are specialized tissue between two vertebrae (i.e., spine bones). The discs help direct our spines’ movement and absorb forces and protect the bones from injury.

The discs are particularly vulnerable to injury from bending and twisting movements, primarily when associated with sudden movements from accidents and falls. The disc is also susceptible to prolonged postures related to sitting or lying in with your head in an awkward position.

Injury to the discs can cause significant pain in the back and lead to a more serious condition known as radiculopathy (i.e., nerve pain) in your arm, forearm and hand.

If you have a herniated disc in your neck, the nerves that branch out from your spinal cord may be pinched or irritated and inflamed at the place where the nerves exit the spine.

The good news is that physical therapy at our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN clinics can help you if you struggle with pain associated with disc problems.

Degenerative disc disease (DDD)

The neck joints can deteriorate with age, causing pain like any other joint. Degenerative disc disease is another common cause of neck pain most commonly associated with aging. Smoking, certain medications, and injury can also lead to degenerative changes.

Pain associated with degenerative disc disease often presents with changes to mobility. It is commonly felt when turning to look over your shoulder while driving or looking up at the stars in the sky.

People often describe a dull, painful neck ache that worsens with holding the head up or turning in one direction for lengthy periods.

Regardless of the cause of your neck pain, our Maximum Rehabilitation Services physical therapists can help get to the root of your problem and, more importantly, give you the tools to resolve your pain!


Certain diseases and illnesses can result in neck pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and meningitis.

There are many more reasons why neck pain may occur, fortunately, our physical therapists know how to identify the source of your pain and more importantly, how to find relief!

How to know if physical therapy can help your neck pain

Approximately 70% of all people will experience neck pain, and up to one-third of the population have experienced neck pain at some point during the last year. Often the key to relieving neck pain is seeking help sooner than later!

When left untreated, neck pain can persist, get worse, and in severe situations, may require surgery. Research has shown that seeking physical therapy early on can help alleviate the current situation and minimize the risk of a future problem.

The most common symptom in the early stages of neck pain is a pain in one side of the neck with associated loss of motion when turning in one direction. Often people will also experience tension (tightness) in the upper back muscles (i.e., traps) that is worse at the end of the day or after a long day looking at the computer screen.

Some people will notice pain when they wake up that seems to have started for no apparent reason. The discomfort might be mild or severe, ranging from dull aching to acute, stabbing aches.

Additionally, neck pain can sometimes include these symptoms:

  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain and discomfort
  • Weakness in your arms or shoulders
  • Headaches that include neck pain and radiating pain from the base of the skull or behind one eye
  • Numbness or tingling in the upper extremities
  • Stiffness and muscle tightness in the upper back and neck
  • Inability to turn or sit up straight
  • Pain when remaining in the same position for too long

If you are experiencing these symptoms, our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapy clinic has the solution to your problem! Our therapists are skilled in finding and treating the source of your neck pain!

Neck pain relief at Maximum Rehabilitation Services in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN

Physical therapy is one of the most effective treatments for neck pain. If you want research-backed, effective, long-term relief for your neck pain, choose physical therapy over medications.

Our physical therapists at Maximum Rehabilitation Services will conduct a thorough examination to establish your neck’s range of motion, upper body strength, and the location and quality of your pain. We will also ask about your pain, injury, and overall medical status history.

This information will help us get to the root of your condition and help us determine which treatments are most appropriate for your particular situation.

Our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapists, will perform targeted manual therapy techniques, including joint mobilizations/manipulations and soft tissue techniques, to reduce your pain, increase the range of motion in your neck, and restore your natural posture.

We will also prescribe specific exercises to help you strengthen your muscles, improve your posture and improve and maintain your neck mobility.

Every treatment plan is unique, and what works for one patient may not work for another, but you can rest confident that your physical therapist will customize your treatment to meet your specific needs!

Request an appointment in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN today

You may be living your life around severe neck pain, but it does not have to be that way. Maximum Rehabilitation Services will help you get started on the road toward long-term pain relief.

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