Upper Body Pain Management

Helping You Find Pain Relief

Whether you live with chronic pain or are trying to recover function that you lost because of an injury, Core Physical Therapy’s team of physical therapists can help you find relief from pain in your upper body. Our therapists specialize in treating and relieving pain in the neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. You will work with your physical therapist on a one-on-one basis as we develop a specialized program to meet your unique needs. Fill out the form on this page to reach out to us and learn more about how we can help relieve pain in your upper body.

Neck & Back Pain Treatment

Neck and back pain are among the most common forms of pain we see, and our physical therapists are experts in treating the pain and helping you find long-term relief. Back pain can be present in the upper back, middle back, lower back and sciatic nerves, while the neck’s mobility and flexibility makes it one of the parts most susceptible to injury. Working with Core Physical Therapy can help you relieve neck and back pain associated with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Headache with Neck Pain
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated Disc
  • TMJ
  • Spondylosis
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Whiplash
  • Status Post Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis

We also provide therapy programs for people living with spine pain. You can learn more by clicking here.

“Noel Turk at Core has helped me with my chronic Fibromyalgia symptoms. She’s gentle, thorough, and extremely knowledgeable. Therapy with Noel has allowed me to take her work into my Pilates instruction, and maximize its benefits. My range of motion, and pain level has decreased with sessions at Core. Thank you Noel!! Please make an appointment ASAP with this wonderful doctor!” - Denise

“A good friend of mine recommended Core Physical Therapy to me when my sciatic pain flared up. I’m so thankful I went! Mary Beth was such a great help to me. She took time to evaluate me, listened to my concerns and suggested exercises specific to me and my needs. The myofascial work she did was amazing and beneficial with the strengthening exercises she recommended for my specific needs. I highly recommend Core PT for anyone with pain!” - Kristi

Shoulder Pain Treatment

The shoulder is naturally one of the most flexible parts of the body, capable of moving the arm in virtually any direction. While this is useful, it also increases the risk of injuring your shoulder. Shoulder pain can be brought on by trauma or by overuse, each of which cause damage to the ligaments and muscles that surround the shoulder. Our physical therapists can work with you to treat a variety of conditions that cause pain in the shoulder, including:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendonosis
  • Labral Tears
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Subluxation/Dislocation
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

“I have been going to Core for about 3 weeks now seeing Justin. In just a short 3 weeks my recovery has been amazing. I have full use and motion of my shoulder with no pain pills or other medications. Would and have recommended them to friends and family.” - Ryan

Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain Treatment

Think about how often you use your arms and hands every day. Is it any wonder that injuries to the elbow, wrist and hand are among the most common things we treat at Core Physical Therapy? Our physical therapists can help you by developing a plan to treat conditions like:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Contusions
  • Bursitis
  • Medial Epicondylitis

Client Success Story

Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as "Tennis Elbow,” is something Core sees often in patients. However, a wide variety of repetitive wrist and arm motions can lead to this issue. A recent patient at Core with lateral epicondylitis was a woman in her fifties, a sonographer, who regularly operated an ultrasound machine that required her wrist and elbow to be in awkward positions for long periods of time. She came to Core with decreased grip strength, an inability to lift small objects without pain and a painful range of motion, especially when she bent her elbow.

Connor, one of our PT's, worked with her first on education of proper workplace posture and positioning as well as proper self-care when those difficult angles were inevitable. During treatment, Connor performed myofascial release and soft tissue manipulation of the patient’s elbow, arm, and forearms. After completing her treatment plan, the woman was able to return to work without pain or limitations. 

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