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.
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.
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.
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.
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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."
"Very knowledgeable. I had immediate relief for my neck following the first visit."
"After several visits my neck was moving and I had significantally less pain. His gentle approach and manipulation technique work like no other."