A. M.


I began physical therapy at the suggestion of my internist after a scan that showed arthritis in my neck. I was having trouble sleeping because of pain and an irritating “grating” sound when I turned my head from side to side. Physical therapy involved moist heat application, ultrasound and massage. The therapy was very comfortable and really felt good, but I doubted that any significant improvement would occur. Within the month that I was having therapy not only did I sleep better with less discomfort, but there was significant decrease in the “grinding” sounds that were so annoying to me. I’m so glad that I did have therapy because I feel better and I believe I know some ways to continue to increase the flexibility in my neck.