Neck Pain Specialist

At Omega Physical Therapy, Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky uses cutting-edge techniques to treat neck pain in patients throughout the Bensonhurst area in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Shestakovsky helps to relieve symptoms of pain and stiffness while restoring range of motion and flexibility.
    1. "I think he goes above and beyond for his patients and would definitely recommend him."

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    1. "Will be going back for treatment for as long as I live in NYC."

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Details

What are the common causes of pain and stiffness in the neck?

Neck pain and stiffness can arise from many sources, including injuries from car accidents, work-related accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and sports accidents. Whiplash from motor vehicle accidents is one of the primary causes of neck pain and immobility. Diseases and conditions like osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and herniated discs can also cause neck pain, and poor posture and work habits can also play a role.

How does physical therapy help relieve neck pain and stiffness?

Physical therapy works by targeting the specific cause of painful symptoms, beginning with an in-depth exam and evaluation to determine the best course of therapy. Techniques like therapeutic exercises, stretching and hands-on methods can help relieve inflammation, restore the normal alignment of the spine, and strengthen muscles and other soft tissues to provide support to the neck to avoid future injury. Physical therapy also helps stimulate healthy circulation and lymphatic drainage so healing can occur more quickly.

How can I prevent neck pain from occurring in the first place?

Your neck is tasked with supporting the weight of your head – about 10 to 11 pounds – for all your waking hours. To help avoid pain, it's important to practice good posture and to provide proper support when sitting for long periods of time and when sleeping. Sitting and standing straight keeps your spine properly aligned and also reduces muscle stress and strain. You should also try to avoid carrying heavy loads, especially overloaded bags that place an uneven strain on your muscles. Finally, once therapy is over, be sure to follow any guidance regarding exercises and stretches you can perform on your own to keep your neck as healthy and pain-free as possible.

We accept Insurance!

We accept the following insurance plans. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.

1199SEIU
Aetna PPO
Amerigroup
CIGNA-PPO
Elderplan
MagnaCare
Medicare
Oxford Liberty/Freedom
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "He's really, really great. Blows any other PT practitioner clean out of the water! Explains fully what's wrong in your body and what he's doing to fix it."

    Alice B.
  • "Very knowledgeable. I had immediate relief for my neck following the first visit."

    Roberta B.
  • "After several visits my neck was moving and I had significantally less pain. His gentle approach and manipulation technique work like no other."

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Location
Omega Physical Therapy
2327 83rd St, Suite C
Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, NY 11214
Phone: 718-489-5011
Fax: 718-265-1807
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