Neck Pain and Headaches

How to Ease That Irritating Neck Pain and Those Crippling Headaches That Just Won’t Go Away. All Without Needing To Take Medications Or Get Injections

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7 Quick Ways to Eliminate Irritating Neck Pain (and Headaches) Without Needing Medications, Injections, or Surgery!

A personal message from physical therapist Nick Scotto

  Are you tired of your neck pain always being there each day regardless of how many massages you get and how much stretching you do?

  Does the burning/irritating pain in the top of your shoulder and or shoulder blade make you a little cranky?

  Do you ever feel frustrated and confused when things like chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, and injections don’t work?

  Have you been told by your Doctor to just “rest more” and take the “wait and see how it goes” approach?

  Do suffer from “tension headaches” in the back of your head and neck that cause you to have to lay down or even worse…..miss work?

Are you frustrated with injections that don’t work, pain medications that only mask the symptoms, and want to avoid surgery?

If any of this sounds like you and you are looking to get permanent healing from your injury or get rid of the pain you are experiencing then you have come to the right place.

The amount of people dealing with neck pain seems to be increasing each day with the increase in use of technology and the amount of sitting we do as a society.

The real shame of the matter is that so many people suffer from neck pain and/or headaches and are often told:

  • “You’ll just have to live with it”

  • “It’s just a part of getting older and there’s nothing you can do”

  • Just “rest for a little” and “see what happens”.

  • Take these pills (which can be addictive) or get an injection (which only masks the symptoms).

  • “You may just need to get surgery” (which is usually more invasive and unnecessary)

However healing neck pain and tension headaches just isn’t that simple……

……and if you are really struggling to sit comfortably, sleep, or just concentrate throughout the day and just want to get back to your normal active lifestyle 

…..then you have come to the right place…..

At River City Physical Therapy we specialize in helping active individuals 30+ heal their necks naturally and get back to living an active lifestyle without medications, injections , or surgery. 

We understand that it can be difficult to know exactly what you should do when dealing neck pain or headaches. There’s SO many options out there and it is really hard to know which one is the right one for you.

Maybe you’ve already tried a few things that haven’t quite made your pain go away…..or made it even worse. It’s hard to know what to do when you:

1. A friend told you to see a chiropractor 

2.The Doctor says just take some pain meds

3.  A family member said to “try acupuncture”

4.The Doctor said to “try physical therapy”

5. The YouTube experts offer a quick fix with ONE SIMPLE STRETCH!

If any of this has happened to you and you are afraid of what might happen if you make another wrong decision then we would love to help by inviting you to schedule a FREE phone call to talk to a Physical Therapist to find out what can be done to help you.

Just because you tried many treatments before that didn’t work doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution for you. 

When it comes to treating neck pain or tension headaches the BIGGEST MISTAKE that is often made (by Doctors included) is treating the symptom of pain and not going through the necessary process of understand the true “root cause” of the problem

Our goal at River City Physical Therapy is to not only get rid of your pain, but teach you how to treat yourself, let your body heal naturally, and give you a permanent fix to your problem.

At River City Physical Therapy we use a unique approach to help you get rid of your pain and make it STAY away.


Step 1. We Will Listen To You


This is one of our BIGGEST pet peeves. Nobody listens to the patient anymore (it’s all about maximizing billing, following company procedure, and being “efficient”). Here’s a thought…….how about listen to the patient for once.

Today’s healthcare system is stacked against you and often does not provide the solutions that you need. 15 minute doctor visits, standardized care where you feel rush, and lack of communication between you and your healthcare provider just won’t get you the results that you want.

There is NO one size fits all treatment for neck pain and taking the time to listen to your goals and problems is the single most important step before starting any sort of treatment. We want to make sure that you are comfortable working with us and that we feel you are a good fit for our clinic.


Step 2. Find the Root Cause


Each person is unique and thus their injury and pain is unique to them. What works for your friend or loved one may not necessarily work for you. All too often treatments are directed ONLY at the site of pain. 

But is that where the pain is actually “coming from?”……

More often than not the answer is NO. The pain is actually being caused by a different area of the body. This could be caused by a lack of strength in a muscle, poor flexibility in the joints, or faulty movement patterns.

Undergoing a proper assessment to figure out what the “root cause” of the pain is the second most important step to get you the lasting relief you need in order for you return to a normal and active lifestyle.

Treating symptoms will get you temporary relief and feeling “OK”……..but……treating the root cause is where you get the PERMANENT relief that you want.


3. Teach You To Treat Yourself.


Have you ever had to rely upon multiple weekly visits to get the treatment you need? Causing you to spend more of your time and money than you would like?

The truth of the matter is that multiple visits per week is often NOT necessary to heal from injury/pain despite what you’ve been told.

At River City Physical Therapy we give you everything you need at each stage of your rehab to work on at home so you can provide an optimal healing environment for your pain/ injury.

You’ll know exactly what exercises, stretches, and techniques you should be working on at home. You will have the tools you need to help treat yourself. 

This way you can maximize the time spent out of the clinic working on whats most important to you…….living an active lifestyle worry free of any neck pain or headaches.

We offer a Free 30 Minute discovery visit at NO risk to you. You can come in to meet us so we can have an honest conversation about what your problem is, your struggles, what you would like to achieve, and for us to decide if we would be a good fit to work together. You’ll walk a way with a better idea of what is going on and what you need to do about it.



Dr. Nick Scotto

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Look Who Else Came To River City Physical Therapy And Left Feeling Happy, Healthy, and More Active…

My neck/shoulder pain is GONE. Since a car accident 20+ years ago, I’ve gone to multiple chiropractors and message therapists with minimal results. However, Nick evaluated my situation and gave me 3 exercises to do daily. I do one of them almost every day and since then (7 months ago) the pain has stayed away. Just like he said, ‘ if I skip doing it the pain will come back.’ That’s true it does. So I do my exercise. It takes me about 2 minutes. Well worth it. I wish he was around 20 years ago.

Brian, Early 40s, Jacksonville

I reached out to Dr. Scotto with neck and shoulder pains that had been causing me discomfort while working at my desk, and preventing me from playing golf for months. It only took two visits over the course of two weeks to identify the source of the pain, implement some exercises and best practices, and successfully solve the root cause of the pain. My experience was very pleasant, and Dr. Scotto made sure I understood what we were doing, why were doing it, and how it would help me throughout each visit. I have been back playing golf, and working pain free for roughly three weeks now. I highly recommend giving River City Physical Therapy a call if you need physical therapy.

Mahlon , Jacksonville

Prior to my treatment with Nick (River City Physical Therapy), I had suffered from neck and back pain for almost 30 years. I was suffering from daily headaches, and the muscular and nerve pains were making my daily tasks almost impossible; it was also disrupting my sleep because I could never find a position that felt comfortable. Over the years, I have tried other PT’s, massage therapists, and chiropractors. The difference in care was immediately obvious, and within 2 weeks, there was a discernible difference in my pain level. Though tremendously helpful, It was not just the hands on techniques that were used that helped–it was the fact that I was given techniques, exercises, and specific postures to maintain my comfort level, and techniques to use when I have a flare up. Nick is the first practitioner that has taken the time to make sure I understand what causes my pain, and the first to arm me with the tools I need to keep myself pain free. What a relief!

Paige , Jacksonville

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