Neck Pain Specialist

VF Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist located in Staten Island, NY

Neck pain is like a bad tooth or a headache – it’s at the forefront of your mind, even if it isn’t that severe. Vladimir Fedosseev, DPT, is an experienced physical therapist who provides outstanding services to patients in the Staten Island area of New York who have neck pain, using expertly applied manual therapy and advanced laser treatments. To schedule a one-to-one consultation and take advantage of the most effective therapies for your neck pain, call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today or book an appointment online.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can develop for many reasons. Your neck is in almost constant motion, and there are large nerves extending out from your spinal cord, in addition to the cervical discs, tendons, ligaments, and muscles in your neck that could cause pain.

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Whiplash from car accidents
  • Sustained, repetitive movements
  • Slumping or slouching
  • Poor posture
  • Driving long hours
  • Trips and falls
  • Sports injuries

These causes are likely to result in damage to the soft tissues in your neck, but the vertebrae at the top of the spine can also be a cause of neck pain.

What neck pain problems are caused by vertebrae?

A common cause of neck pain that originates from your vertebrae is degeneration of the joints in your neck. The cervical vertebrae that make up the top of your spine can suffer from osteoarthritis, a painful wear-and-tear condition that can affect any of your joints.

If your vertebrae start to deteriorate, your body might respond by creating bone spurs to act as supports. Unfortunately, these often cause more pain rather than being any help.

As well as the vertebrae degenerating, the discs in between the vertebrae that cushion the bones can herniate. When a disc herniates, the soft interior pushes out of a hole in the tough outer coating. The herniated disc presses on nerves in the spinal column, causing pain and sometimes affecting nerve function, so you feel a tingling or “pins and needles”.

How does physical therapy help with neck pain?

Physical therapies can play a key role in easing neck pain and improving mobility. Therapies Dr. Fedosseev provides include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cold and heat treatment
  • Laser therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

Once he’s made a diagnosis, Dr. Fedosseev creates a personalized treatment plan for you using the most appropriate forms of therapy. He finds that using manual therapy in combination with state-of-the-art laser therapy to help heal damaged soft tissues achieves excellent results for patients.

If you have pain in your neck, call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.