Neck Pain at Precision PT & Sports Medicine

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Were you in a car accident? Experiencing Whiplash? Text Neck? Arthritis? Neck Pain can come from out of nowhere. One day you wake up and turning your head one way or the other can cause excruciating stabs of pain down your neck into your arm or back. There are a number of causes, but at Precision PT & Med, we are trained to read X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and Nerve Conduction Tests so we can get to the cause of your pain and get you on the road to recovery—FAST! If you feel like you’ve exhausted all options and still have no relief from pain, come talk to us about the unique set of solutions offered at Precision PT & Med.


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Neck pain has long been synonymous with automobile accidents and “whiplash.” Today, we have new, additional stressors being put on the neck in the form of technology. Combine these with aging concerns such as degenerative disc disease and arthritis and you start to see a fairly full picture of the issues surrounding the neck.

Symptoms Associated with a Neck Condition

Neck Pain, also called “Cervical Pain,” can be the product of any number of conditions involving structures of the neck. Depending on the condition, sometimes neck pain is accompanied by symptoms such as upper back and/or lower back pain, which are related to inflammation of the spine.

Symptoms associated with some form of neck pain include:

  • Dull Aching
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Tenderness
  • Sharp Shooting Pain
  • Range-Of-Motion Difficulties
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Pulsations
  • Swishing Sounds In The Head
  • Dizziness or Lightheadedness
  • Lymph Node (Gland) Swelling

Possible Causes of Neck Pain

If you’ve recently been involved in an automobile or work-related accident, it is likely that you know exactly what is causing your pain; however, when there has been no apparent trauma, it can be more difficult to pin point. There are numerous issues that can cause symptoms, and it is important to see an experienced chiropractic doctor to get a full and proper evaluation. Our doctors are trained to read X-rays, MRIs, Nerve Conduction Tests, and CT scans. Common conditions that we treat are:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Facet Arthritis
  • Disc Bulges and Herniations
  • Cervical Sprains/Strains

Treating Neck Pain with Chiropractic Care

Many patients come to us after trying a multitude of other options. What they appreciate about Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicineis our ability to offer comprehensive treatment options, all in one place. Neck trauma due to an automobile accident has a completely different treatment approach than degenerative disc disease. You need to be cared for in an environment where you are treated as an individual with a unique set of conditions and solutions. Our team approach and specialized care plans have an extremely high success rate, even for patients who felt like they have exhausted all other options.  The services we can offer, but are not limited to:

  • Dry Needling
  • Myofascial Release and Massage
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Surgical Consultations/ Pain Management Consultations

Dr. Raiffie and the trained technicians at Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine offer an integrative approach to chronic neck pain. Neck pain caused by auto accidents, muscle strain, and repetitive motion can be effectively treated, reducing pain and discomfort from your neck and improving your overall health and well-being.

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About the Team

 

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

About The Team

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

Meet Savannah Torrez, DPT

Savannah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. She had experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, post-op rehab, sports injuries, and has treated a wide range of of conditions. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, has training in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Blood Flow Restriction, Graston Technique, Selective Function Movement Assessment, Mulligan Concept, and is certified in Vestibular Rehab. Savannah loves working with all types of patients but her passion is working with recovering athletes to get them back to the sport they love. Outside of work she loves traveling, staying active, spending time with her family, and attending sporting events and music festivals

Meet Savannah Torrez, DPT

Savannah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. She had experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, post-op rehab, sports injuries, and has treated a wide range of of conditions. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, has training in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Blood Flow Restriction, Graston Technique, Selective Function Movement Assessment, Mulligan Concept, and is certified in Vestibular Rehab. Savannah loves working with all types of patients but her passion is working with recovering athletes to get them back to the sport they love. Outside of work she loves traveling, staying active, spending time with her family, and attending sporting events and music festivals

Meet Dr. Ken Garvey

Kenneth Garvey is the Chiropractic Doctor for Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He was born in Seattle Washington in the small town of Prosser.  He was involved in the boy scouts, and received his eagle scout award.  Doctor Kenneth has always been involved in sports, and was an honorable mention as an outside linebacker for his football team that finished 5th in state. He was also the  starter for his high school basketball that finished 8thin state.  Dr. Garvey also worked outside in the agriculture community during the summers. Realizing that this was hard labor he eventually worked for the Washington State Research and Extension Center inspecting nurseries and certifying health and diseased trees.  To earn money for his Mission he spent time driving Potato and onion trucks for 15 hours a day. Dr. Garvey is fluent in Spanish and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spain for 2 years.

Dr. Garvey went to Ricks junior college before transferring to Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Science in 1995. He studied Physical Education with an emphasis in Physical Therapy.  He then went on to get a Doctorate degree of Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1998 Dr. Garvey Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in December of 1998.  He began working with a clinic that focused on work injuries. He opened an office in Redwood City California as an Associate doctor.  He then moved to Merced California where he worked for a personal injury clinic.  He opened his own clinic in May of 2002 in Merced CA and became well known dealing with work injuries.  He referred patients for MRI’s, Nerve Testing and saw many serious work injury cases. He referred patients to many Orthopedic surgeons, Neurologist, Pain management clinics and physical therapist. He managed the workers compensation case and eventually wrote final disability examinations for patients.  He became a qualified medical examiner for the state of California.

On his free time Dr. Garvey enjoys lifting weights, swimming, playing basketball and all sports activities.  He has many friends and has treated the 51/50 heavyweight Amateur Champion whom he regularly hikes with. He has also treated many IFBB Bodybuilders.  Dr. Garvey enjoys hiking and is exploring all of the beautiful mountains in Arizona with his family and 2 dogs. He has 6 kids and spends as much time as he can with his family.

Meet Dr. Ken Garvey

Kenneth Garvey is the Chiropractic Doctor for Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He was born in Seattle Washington in the small town of Prosser.  He was involved in the boy scouts, and received his eagle scout award.  Doctor Kenneth has always been involved in sports, and was an honorable mention as an outside linebacker for his football team that finished 5th in state. He was also the  starter for his high school basketball that finished 8thin state.  Dr. Garvey also worked outside in the agriculture community during the summers. Realizing that this was hard labor he eventually worked for the Washington State Research and Extension Center inspecting nurseries and certifying health and diseased trees.  To earn money for his Mission he spent time driving Potato and onion trucks for 15 hours a day. Dr. Garvey is fluent in Spanish and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spain for 2 years.

Dr. Garvey went to Ricks junior college before transferring to Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Science in 1995. He studied Physical Education with an emphasis in Physical Therapy.  He then went on to get a Doctorate degree of Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1998 Dr. Garvey Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in December of 1998.  He began working with a clinic that focused on work injuries. He opened an office in Redwood City California as an Associate doctor.  He then moved to Merced California where he worked for a personal injury clinic.  He opened his own clinic in May of 2002 in Merced CA and became well known dealing with work injuries.  He referred patients for MRI’s, Nerve Testing and saw many serious work injury cases. He referred patients to many Orthopedic surgeons, Neurologist, Pain management clinics and physical therapist. He managed the workers compensation case and eventually wrote final disability examinations for patients.  He became a qualified medical examiner for the state of California.

On his free time Dr. Garvey enjoys lifting weights, swimming, playing basketball and all sports activities.  He has many friends and has treated the 51/50 heavyweight Amateur Champion whom he regularly hikes with. He has also treated many IFBB Bodybuilders.  Dr. Garvey enjoys hiking and is exploring all of the beautiful mountains in Arizona with his family and 2 dogs. He has 6 kids and spends as much time as he can with his family.