There are few things more debilitating than dealing with neck and shoulder pain. Fortunatley with the help of the highly skilled team at Strive2Move you can get pain free fast, and get back to doing what you love!
Are you someone who wakes up every morning needing the hot water of the shower just to loosen your neck?
Or, do you have shoulder tightness and stiffness that won’t go away? Have you tried to stretch it, massage it, or ice it only for the pain to come back, just as bad?
Has over the counter medication become your primary source of pain relief?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then we can help.
Strive2Move has helped hundreds of individuals with the exact same problems and given them permanent relief!
We don't promise a quick fix, BUT a long-term, natural solution is certainly a better than more pain pills or more rest!
If your pain is severe or urgent and you must speak with our office, please call (908) 547-0729
- Did you think your neck and shoulder pain would go away on its own, but it didn't?
- Did you go to the doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers, but the pills did nothing to help, and as soon as they wore off neck and shoulder pain struck again?
- Has a family member or friend told you that everybody gets neck and shoulder pain as they get older, so you just accept it?
- Have you sought help from other healthcare professionals or a chiropractor in the past, but they did nothing to help?
- Have you tried using things like heat pads or TENS but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain better?
- Did you decide to rest because your neck and shoulder pain was so bad, but it still irritates you daily?
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 putting up with it for 6 months - sometimes more?”...
Most people think that when they get neck or shoulder pain, the pain is going to go away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if it never happened… But then 6 months later you’re still living with nagging pain even worse than it was when it came on.
Does That Sound Like You?
Another scenario we see all the time in our office is when people go to a doctor, and they tell them to rest and “try these painkillers” to “see how it goes” - but then 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the same doctor again because it hasn’t got any better, only to be given ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills.
Has That Ever Happened To You?
Maybe you are confused because you’ve been told different things by different people. Maybe you think you have a neck problem - but maybe the root cause of your pain is coming from your shoulder?
It’s a very confusing part of the body to work out where the problem is, and this often leads people to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their Neck and Shoulder pain. Worse, many people end up just accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, as if it “has” to be that way.
Is this how you feel? Then please, keep reading as I know you are in the right place!
We understand it can be difficult to know exactly what you should do when you have a neck injury or shoulder pain. It can be overwhelming with the amount of options that are out there:
- A doctor says to take these pills…
- A co-worker mentioned surgery might be your best option…
- Friends telling you to “try this product…”
- Family members telling you to see a physical therapist...
- The “experts” on Youtube tell you to try this stretch…
It can be hard when deciding to seek care because of what might happen if you make the wrong decision...
We Will Help You Make Sense Of It All, To Put Your Mind At Ease…
Many people (doctors included) make the CRITICAL MISTAKE of only treating the “symptom” of pain, and not taking the necessary time or energy to understand the true “root causes” of the problem.
When it comes to something as serious as neck and shoulder pain, choosing the right provider and getting the absolute best ‘non-surgical treatment’ could mean the difference between you getting back to your active lifestyle pain free, or living a life on painkillers and needing a potentially life-altering surgery.
Our goal at Strive2Move is not only to get rid of your pain, but also heal your body and give you a PERMANENT fix to your problems!
We understand the human body has the AMAZING potential to heal on its own, as long as it is given the proper conditions and environment to heal.
Which is why here at Strive2Move, we have created a very comprehensive, 3-step method to not only get rid of your pain, but also fix it permanently!
It can be difficult to get a doctor to spend more than five minutes with you nowadays (and doctors are much more likely to prescribe pills or recommend surgery instead of taking the time to figure out the “root cause”).
But at Strive2Move, we understand that every single person who walks into our treatment room is different and has a unique story, body type, and also set of goals and desires…
One of the biggest mistakes so many people make is focusing on the ‘symptom’ of pain, without taking the time to properly evaluate and assess the true “root cause.”
This is the BIGGEST reason why so many people suffer from pain much longer than they should.
What exactly does “root cause” mean?
The “root cause” of an injury can be one, or many parts of the body that many be stiff, weak, or lack the proper stability which can cause other parts of your body to “compensate” and cause pain elsewhere.
What may be difficult for people to understand about these “root cause” areas is they may not actually be painful! Some examples of these might be:
- A tight middle back causing strain and compensation in the neck.
- Shoulder tightness that is caused by a pinched nerve in the neck joints.
- Chronically tight neck muscles causing pain and weakness in the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder.
At Strive2Move, this is why getting to know you and finding the root cause is so important and is our first step in our 3-step process.
We WILL take the time to listen to you, your story, and fully understand what you’re going through, and the frustrations you may have.
We will also take the time to learn what your goals are, so we can create a highly personalized plan of care that is perfectly tailored to you and your needs.
- Whether you are afraid of having to STOP exercising and want to know every possible way to continue.
- Or you can only get through your day by popping dangerous pain pills.
- Or you want to enjoy life with your friends, family, kids, and grandkids without feeling the constant fear or burden of pain.
We will create a plan that is catered around YOU.
How do we figure out the root cause of YOUR injury?
Motion Analysis: Using our motion capture technology, we can quickly and efficiently find out where your joints may be stiff or muscles are tight. Even more, we will find where your body is compensating with objective data points. Strive2Move uses the same system as many NFL and NBA teams.
Hands-On Assessment: Once we capture your movement on video, we will confirm what we see through hands on, joint and muscle assessment. We will take the time to analyze not only the area of pain but also, above and below to make sure we capture any compensation that we find -
Watch Your ‘Sport’: While it seems obvious, a large piece of the Strive2Move system is watching you do the activity that troubles you. So if ‘Deadlifting’ hurts, we must see you do it! If picking up your baby hurts, we want to see you do it OR at least simulate it as best we can. This ensures that we leave no stone unturned and that all possibilities are considered to get you back doing what you love.
In step two, our goal is to reduce and eliminate your pain….
How do we do this? What makes us unique and different from ALL other chiropractors or physical therapists is that our unique treatment involves a combination of ‘hands on’ techniques and corrective exercises.
Let’s break each one down:
1) Manual Therapy/Manipulations: Our doctors have spent literally HUNDREDS of hours training various manual therapy and manipulation techniques to ensure you get the best possible results.
These techniques will help to get those chronically stiff and achy joints and tight muscles to start loosening up and end the cycle of pain you are experiencing.
Chronically stiff muscles and joints can cause you problems such as:
- poor posture
- lack of flexibility which will restrict your movements in the gym
- scar tissue and inflammation
Some of these techniques include…
Trigger Point Release Therapy
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation
Gentle Joint Manipulation
Will These Hurt?
A common question that gets asked is whether these types of treatment will “hurt” or cause “more pain.”
I want to assure you that is NOT the case here.
While these techniques may sometimes cause a small bit of soreness, it usually comes in the form of that “good pain” in that you know something positive is happening inside your body.
We often talk to people about working out for the first time after a long time off. The muscles and joints are a ‘good sore’ when you finish and this is what often happens with manual therapy.
But I also want you to know that YOU will be in control of what happens to your body.
Before we perform ANY treatment, we will take the time to thoroughly explain every single technique or treatment to you, and how you will benefit from it, to make sure you understand and feel comfortable with our methods.
2) Corrective Exercise
When we ask our satisfied patients what makes us different than the ‘typical’ chiropractor, the unique approach to corrective exercise is most often the answer.
This is what we refer to as “Phase 2” of your treatment (and also the step where most other chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists miss the boat).
Our Strive2Move system ensures that our doctors have an intimate understanding of exercise. This includes classic weight lifting, Olympic Lifting, CrossFit training, Yoga, strength and conditioning, and high performance training.
Some of our patients DO perform these activities at a high level while others just want to feel good and be healthy. Either way, our Strive2Move system caters to each need.
And rather than just talking about it, we actually guide and coach you IN THE TREATMENT session. You see, many chiropractors claim to understand exercise but most will claim they simply don’t have the TIME to do it with a patient in the treatment session.
We don’t subscribe to that. We know that finding a long term solution is about ensuring that you exercise properly and safely and we will make sure you can do this with us!
Exercise is an important aspect of healing from an injury, but we often see and hear from people that do the “wrong exercise” or don’t understand how to exercise with “proper form” which often leads to more pain and injury down the line.
It’s been said that “Movement IS the best medicine.” It can also cause you MANY injuries if done improperly.
Our goal is that your exercise makes you STRONGER and more CONFIDENT to live the active and healthy life you desire!
After steps one and two, we want to ensure we have helped you achieve your goals and are able to get back to doing what you love!
So the last step is to make sure you have received the care you’ve been looking for.
We have been witness to people who have avoided neck or shoulder surgery, even when doctors have said nothing else can be done…
We have seen people diagnosed with severe pinched nerves in the neck with horrible looking MRI reports who have had complete resolution of symptoms and sleeping through the night for the first time in years!
We have seen avid golfers who were ready to give up the game due to shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff tears playing 18-holes again (and shooting in the 70’s!) WITHOUT taking a handful of pain pills to get them through the round.
We promise that there will be no magic pill or simple fix to complex problems.
But we DO promise to use every single tool, resource and ounce of knowledge we possess in order to make improvements in how you move, how you feel, so that you can achieve the outcome you are looking for.
We are NOT a practice that uses a few machines or gives out sheets of exercises.
We ARE a practice that specializes in doing everything and anything possible within our scope of practice to help people make significant transformations within their confidence, mobility, and quality of life… without needing to take pills or have unnecessary surgeries… even if all other conservative options have failed.
If you would like to learn more about what it is that we can do for you BEFORE you commit to working with us, I highly recommend our free 30 minute discovery sessions.
A free discovery visit is a free consultation with us, where we will first get to know each other and make sure that we are a good fit for each other BEFORE we start and treatment or assessment.
Please keep in mind that we are very selective in who we work with as we choose to only work with the people that we believe we can have an impact on.
Do to demand, our availability is limited. If your need is urgent, and would like to have your problem solved sooner: