Back pain affects about 80% of adults at some time in their lives, and about 50% of people experience neck pain. Both back and neck pain are highly treatable with conservative management such as physical therapy.
Our physical therapists use a classification system to separate patients with apparently similar presentations into definable sub-groups to determine appropriate treatment. All aspects of the exam are considered when developing your treatment plan.
We emphasize education and active patient involvement in the management of their treatment in order to decrease pain quickly, and restore function and independence.
Low back pain can be caused by a number of different conditions including:
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Segmental Instability
- Pinched Nerve
- Bulging Disc
- Herniated Disc
It is important to treat your neck and back pain appropriately. Our physical therapists can design a safe and effective treatment plan for your specific condition. All exercise is not the same and what is effective in treating one condition is sometimes counterproductive in treating another condition with similar symptoms. It is important to consult your physical therapist to begin the most appropriate program.
Exercise is vital to recovery and to maintaining a healthy spine. It is part of your long-term health management and risk reduction.
Regular exercise is the most basic way to combat back and neck problems.
Revolution Physical Therapy will help progress you to a wellness program when you have completed your physical therapy. We believe in prevention, not just treating injury. Scientific studies show that people who exercise regularly have far fewer problems with their spine. Your program will include:
Weight Bearing Exercises
Weight bearing exercises that help prevent loss of bone
mass caused by osteoporosis, reducing your risk of fractures
Aerobic exercise the type that gets your heart pumping and pulse rate up. This has been shown to be a good pain reliever as well. The natural chemicals of the body that combat pain called endorphins are released during exercise and actually reduce your pain.
Strengthening exercises that will keep the muscles around your neck, back and belly strong to support your spine
If you are interested in learning more about improving and/or avoiding back and neck pain contact us for a free consultation.