You may have been told that you suffer from herniated disc or a pinched nerve. Or maybe, you have a degenerating spine or scoliosis. These are just a few of the terms that relate to spine issues that could be greatly helped by physical therapy.
Sometimes chronic neck and back pain can create lack of sleep or even missed time at work. All of these factor in to how you function throughout your day and throughout your life! There are many interventions that a physical therapist can use to help you get through these issues and get back to normal.
Modalities: Physical therapists use heat and ice to control pain and sometimes one of these can be more beneficial than the other. It is the therapist’s job to know which treatment to use to benefit you the most. Therapists may choose to use ultrasound to help with blood flow to the area of injury or they might try electrical stimulation to relax muscles and give you pain relief. All of these modalities can be ways to address pain.
Other effective treatments include:
Body Mechanics Assessment/Education
Spinal Stenosis Treatments
And many more…
If you have other questions regarding your current neck, back, or spinal symptoms, or need an explanation about how a physical therapist could help you, please call Pro-PT at 336-267-9596. You will be able to speak directly to a staff member who can explain everything to you.