Neck & Shoulder Pain Treatment Crofton, MD | Physical Therapy Specialists

When it comes to living with Neck and Shoulder Pain, everybody we see wants to know:

"Why is This Happening to me?"


“Why Am I Still Suffering with Neck and Shoulder Pain After Dealing With It For 6 Months OR longer?"...

Most people hope that when they have Neck or Shoulder Pain, it will simply go away on its own.

That one morning they will wake up and “magically” it will disappear ... But then 6 months later you begin to realize that you are still living every day with nagging Neck or Shoulder pain that is often even worse than it was when it began.

Does that sound Like You?

Does it seem like no one is really listening to you and dismisses you? Everyone tells you that “it’s just a fact of life as you get older”. Did you go to the Doctors’, and the Doctor tells you to rest and “try these painkillers or muscle relaxers” and “see how it goes”? We hear these reports every day at our Physical Therapy office.

Then, often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn’t gotten any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills and advised EVEN MORE rest.

Has that Ever happened to you?

Have you been told different things, by different people about what the problem is or how to solve it? Maybe you think you have a neck problem - but it’s actually your shoulder where the problem is? It’s a very confusing part of the body to work out where the problem is coming from, especially if you are getting information from many different sources. This often leads people to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their Neck and Shoulder pain.

What’s WORSE, many people just end just accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, as if it “has” to be that way. In fact, this is probably the same thing that some of your friends and family told you…“it’s just what happens as we age”.

Is This How You Feel Too?

If you’re currently living with Neck & Shoulder  pain, here’s 7 more reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should:

  • 1. You thought it would go away on it’s own - but it didn’t.
  • 2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers or muscle relaxers- but the pills did nothing to help, and as soon as they wore off, the Neck and Shoulder Pain was back again.
  • 3. A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets Neck and Shoulder pain as they get older, so you just accepted it.
  • 4. You sought help from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physical Therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help.
  • 5. You’ve tried using things like heat pads or TENS, but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain better or offered only temporary relief.
  • 6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your Neck or Shoulder pain was so bad, but it still irritates you daily.
  • 7. You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing in the moment, and didn’t do anything to fix it long-term…

If any of this sounds familiar to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our specialists at our Crofton clinic, Breakaway Physical Therapy to find out what can be done to help YOU. The fact that you’ve tried any or all these things already is actually a GOOD THING because now that you can eliminate what doesn’t work - you are one step closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to schedule a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is absolutely no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help YOU make the right decision about what to do next that will be the best thing for your health.

The next thing people ask us all the time is this:

What can I do to get rid Of My Neck/Shoulder Pain ?...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

  • 1. First off and the most important, you need to make a decision about getting help. I can’t even count the number of people that have told me how long they procrastinated about seeking help, thinking that the pain will ‘just go away with time’, only to still be suffering 6 months down the line, still dealing with it, and nothing’s changed…Or it gets worse
  • 2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your Neck and Shoulder pain is to do the correct series of progressed exercises - the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will provide pain relief, and allow you to move more easily - and make sure that you get to the root of what’s causing the problem, so it won’t come back anytime soon (or aggravate your neck and shoulder and make it even worse like some exercises do).
  • 3. Avoid sitting and sleeping in awkward positions – have you ever woken up with a painful neck? Or, after sitting all day felt tightness in your shoulders? That’s because one of the worst things you can do that adds to neck and/or shoulder pain is sitting with bad posture and sleeping in awkward positions. You would benefit greatly by being given the correct strengthening exercises for better posture, along with hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
  • 4. Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy - Physical Therapy is proven to help people with neck and shoulder pain. In fact, at Breakaway Physical Therapy it’s one of the most common injuries we see. If your neck and shoulder pain is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - Physical Therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Breakaway Physical Therapy can help you live with less Neck and Shoulder pain - we would like to invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free, no pressure appointment at our office:

Note: This Free Breakthrough Visit is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free Breakthrough visit, where we take the time to listen to your individual situation, so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – and is completely free and will provide you with clarity and information to make the best decision about your health.

So the next question is...

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Breakaway Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Your Neck & Shoulder Pain?”

  • We can quickly relieve the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of treatment sessions.
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your neck and shoulder pain once and for all - often inside 20 minutes.
  • Pain can take away your energy and create restless nights - we can help you to enjoy sleeping at night and living with more energy each day.
  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises for YOU that will speed up your recovery.
  • We can help you put an end to the need for all those painkillers and muscle relaxers that keep piling up and can harm your health in the long-term.
  • We can help you find out why you continue to have pain and must correct the issue.
  • We can help you avoid dangerous neck or shoulder surgery - and painful injections.
  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pills!
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that neck and shoulder pain has stolen from you...
  • We can help you to finally get a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right.

Basically… the Physical Therapy Team at Breakaway Physical Therapy can help you get back to living life free from daily, annoying and chronic neck and shoulder pain.

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physical therapy office in Crofton, Maryland, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

“Hear From Happy Patients of Breakaway Physical Therapy”

Please enjoy watching these videos of other people who came to see the Physical Therapy Team at Breakaway Physical Therapy - and left much healthier and happier:



50’s from Bowie, MD

I could hardly do anything to the point where I couldn't even pick up my brand new baby. I was basically confined to a chair just kinda sitting there cause it hurt to stand for two minutes. I tried resting and heat and the doctor gave me a lot of pills and none of those worked.



40's from Bowie, MD

It started as pain and cramping in my upper back and shoulder which got to the point where I was concerned I wouldn't be able to do my job anymore. I was so cramped over trying to prevent the pain that I couldn't work. I finally said, all right, let me go see a professional.



50's from Crofton, MD

Before I came to see you guys I was having trouble opening a car door, lifting a coffee cup. I was over-medicating and it just was not working. There were some major things that you do every day you take for granted that I wasn't able to do and that was really getting in the way.

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