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Neck and Back Pain


Renew_Physical_Therapy_PDX_Neck and Back PainLocalized neck and/or back pain; Neck pain with arm/hand pain; Back pain with leg/foot pain; Back pain with rib or chest pain; Neck and/or back stiffness; Muscle spasms; Numbness or tingling of neck, back, arm/hand, leg/foot; Headaches; SI joint pain; Pelvic pain; Hip pain; Dizziness with neck movement


The above-mentioned symptoms can be caused from a multitude of factors, ranging from a non-injury such as sitting too long during a road trip or at the computer to an injury such as an auto accident, fall, or awkward lift.  Oftentimes the cause is unknown to the client, non-physical such as emotional stress, or from gradual progressive onset.  The symptoms can be caused by any combination of inflammation, structural compromise/injury, structural positional faults, biomechanical restriction or dysfunction, or weakness.

Related Conditions:

Neck or cervical spine sprain/strain; Back or thoracic spine sprain/strain; Low back or lumbar spine sprain/strain; Facet joint degeneration,  arthritis, degenerative joint disease, arthropathy, spondylosis; Synovitis; Muscle strain; Spondylolisthesis; Scoliosis; Sacroiliac (SI) joint sprain, dysfunction, asymmetry; Disc bulge, protrusion, degenerative disc disease; Disc herniation, extrusion, prolapse; Disc herniation with nerve root irritation, radicular pain/symptoms, sciatica, dysesthesia; “Tech Neck”.

How Renew Physical Therapy Can Help:

A thorough subjective evaluation and biomechanical examination will be completed at the time of each patient’s initial appointment, which is essential in establishing the root cause of the patient’s symptoms and designing an appropriate individualized treatment program addressing this root cause.  We will utilize therapeutic modalities, ie. cold/heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. We will also use specialized massage and mobilization/manipulation techniques, as well as therapeutic stretching/strengthening exercises to restore pain-free function.  Patient education is paramount in eliminating and preventing the return of symptoms, which will include an individualized home self-mobilization and exercise program as well as behavioral modification strategies.