Understanding Back & Neck Pain
Studies show that 90% of the population experience back or neck pain at least once in their lifetime. Many people who have pain originating in the spine may also have pain which radiates into the arm, head and eyes, as well as into their hips, legs and feet.
Goals of Physical Therapy
To facilitate healing by reducing pain and inflammation and prevention of secondary problems.
Treatment may include modalities such as: ice, heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. Plus patient education on proper posture, resting positions and body mechanics, as well as the principles of stretching and strengthening to restore muscular flexibility, joint mobility, and spine motion.
An exercise program may include exercises to be performed at home or in a warm water therapy pool.
Exercises are aimed at increasing core strength and stability.
The patient is assisted to return to normal daily activities by creating new body mechanics and daily stretching for life.
The patient is educated on how to prevent relapses, or how to manage relapses if they do occur.
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