Physical therapy tackles these problem areas with different modalities to help the body regain strength and conditioning to better handle movement with less stress and thus less pain. It treats pain through exercise, hands-on modalities, and patient education. Physical exercises help strengthen and stretch the body, while manipulation and massage help to ease tightness and help produce pain-relieving chemicals. Patient education promotes confidence and healthy lifestyle for the patient to be able to make changes for the better. The use of other modalities such as hot packs, ultrasound, ice pack, and TENS unit also help in reducing pain.
At Metro Spine, physical therapy is one of the treatment modalities offered, and is usually recommended, for patients who are in pain. If you are interested in doing physical therapy with Metro Spine, please call the office at (301) 856-5860.