PAIN MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES
Physical Therapy can help you reduce and manage your pain. Whether you have had pain for a long time (chronic pain) or a recent injury which causes pain (acute pain), physical therapists can help identify the source and give you a treatment plan.
Physical therapists will look for areas of weakness or stiffness that may be adding stress to body parts that hurt. And they teach you certain exercises to ease pain and help you move better.
Ask your doctor to refer you to a physical therapist. You may require a series of visits to reduce your pain level and improve your ability to move. During your visit, the physical therapist might do a variety of modalities such as massage, manual therapy, ultra sound, or heat/ice. In addition, you will receive instruction on techniques you can use at home to help with pain management including the use of TENs unit, heat, cold, postural correction, body mechanics, stretching, foam rolling or self-mobility.
Conditions Physical therapy might benefit:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint Pain
- Disc Degeneration
- Myofascial Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Recovery from Surgery
- Balance training to prevent falls
- Recovery from trauma due to accidents, falls, etc.