db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC

Healthy Update                        Feb. 2012

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Experiencing neck pain? Get relief fast. 

Stiff neckOne of the most common conditions that we treat in our practice is neck pain. Usually it has become chronic before someone decides to seek intervention since they wait too long hoping it will go away on its own. Unfortunately, it only seems to get worse over time, causing restricted mobility, pain and even more complicated symptoms like numbness, tingling, radiating pain or muscle weakness. 
What might be causing these symptoms? One of the main causes occurs when you sleep awkwardly with your head rotated in one position for several hours. Waking up with a stiff neck is commonly called wry neck syndrome. It is not exactly known what physiologically is happening, but we are confident that the small joints called facets are being stressed, ligaments are stretched and there is excessive compression to the cervical discs. Often when you awaken you will have limited range of motion and localized pain on one side of the neck.
Early intervention can make a huge difference in your mobility and significantly reduce your pain. It will also prevent chronic pain and permanent loss of motion. The treatment we recommend is early manual therapy including joint mobilization, postural correction and specific exercises to correct the problem. Additional modalities may be soothing such as moist heat, ice, electrical stimulation, laser and massage.
If you begin to develop numbness, tingling or weakness in the shoulder or arm, you probably are experiencing cervical nerve compression or radiculopathy. This also responds to early intervention and usually requires cervical traction to take pressure off the nerve root(s) being compressed.
Get your neck pain addressed early to prevent long term complications. Remember, a referral from a physician is not always required. Call the office today at 732-747-1262 for an immediate appointment.

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Do you have a child over the age of 10 that plays a competitive sport prone to concussions? This includes soccer, football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, field hockey and even baseball. Have them baseline tested before the injury occurs, to help facilitate the right decision about when they are fully healed for return to sports.

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The following "You and Your Health" video segments feature health professionals sharing their expertise with Dr. Bertone.


Joint Replacement Surgery


Ortho. Regenerative Medicine  


Upper Extremity AiIments  


Headaches and Concussion  


Shoulder Injuries  


Podiatry and Proper Footcare  


Rehab After Joint Replacement  


Joint Replacement Surgery  


ACL Injuries  


Neck Pain and Headaches 


Lower Back Pain  


Why Dental Health is Important  




Vitamins and Supplements 


About Us
db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC is the solo practice of Dr. David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS. We specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems and are the practice of choice for people with non-traumatic injury in Central New Jersey.
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db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC

732 Newman Springs Rd.

Lincroft, New Jersey 07738



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