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Community Physical Therapy and Rehab

Neck and back pain

Physical therapy rehabilitation services for neck and back painSpine dysfunctions can affect all levels such as cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar/sacro-iliac (low back). Pain in these areas can be from injury, overuse, poor movement habits, muscle tension or imbalance, heredity factors, surgery or a combination of these. The integrity of the muscles as well as the joints can be involved. Physical therapy can address the musculoskeletal factors to decrease pain and increase function. Patients can be educated in proper exercise, posture and body mechanics to avoid future episodes of pain and disability.

Therapists at Community Physical Therapy and Rehab can treat the following conditions that may cause neck and back pain:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc derangement
  • Muscle spasms
  • Post-operative pain
  • Headaches
  • Sacroiliitis/SI joint dysfunction
  • Chronic pain
  • Back pain with pregnancy
  • Spondylosis and spondylolisthesis
  • Muscle strains
  • Myofascial pain
  • Facet syndrome
  • Joint sprain

Treatment options for neck and back pain

Treatment for neck and back pain may include the following physical therapy and rehabilitation techniques:

  • Patient education
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Exercise
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ergonomic education
  • Joint mobilization
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Graston
  • Taping techniques
  • Traction
  • Ice and/or moist heat

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