Back and Neck Pain

Back and Neck Pain

If you have back and neck pain, then you may be looking for a way to reduce your symptoms and discomfort. However, if you’ve searched for ways to help with your pain, you know there is a lot of confusing information and conflicting opinions about this topic.

At Franklin Rehabilitation, we’re here to get you the right information and to help you find relief from your back and neck pain as quickly as possible.

Conditions that may be causing your back and neck pain

When you’re experiencing back and neck pain, you may have no idea exactly what’s causing this pain. There are two main categories of conditions that may be responsible for the pain you’re experiencing.

The first of these categories is mechanical conditions. Mechanical conditions respond well to physical therapy and sometimes don’t need surgery as treatment. Some of the conditions that fall into the mechanical category include:

● Lumbar strain
● Spinal misalignment
● Arthritis
● Spinal stenosis
● Discogenic back pain

The second category that your condition may fall into is pathological. Pathological conditions are much less common than those that fall into the mechanical category. While the symptoms of pathological conditions may be manageable with physical therapy, they also usually require other medical interventions, such as surgery. Conditions that fall into the pathological category include:

● Osteoporosis
● Spondylolisthesis
● Bulging or ruptured disc

In either case, our team can help you create a physical therapy plan that may bring you relief.

Physical therapy techniques used to treat back and neck pain

Our team at Franklin Rehabilitation has a variety of physical therapy techniques at our disposal to help you find relief from your back and neck pain. However, all our techniques are used in response to the same three goals.

Our first goal is finding the cause of your pain. The next goal we have is treating the direct cause or causes of your pain. Finally, we want to relieve the symptoms of your condition and educate you on helpful methods of treating them.

One of the techniques that we used to fulfill these three goals is manual therapy. Manual therapy involves a therapist using their hands to manipulate your spine and neck to reduce the tension in your body. This form of therapy can also improve your blood flow and reduce your pain.

In addition to manual therapy, our therapists may also use the dry needling technique to assist you with your back or neck condition. The word needle makes some people think of the pain and discomfort of shots. But dry needling is, in fact, a method of therapy which causes little pain or discomfort for most patients.

Dry needling uses thin filament needles to relax tense muscles that support your spine and neck. This release of tension may also result in a significant reduction in your pain levels.

Yet another technique that our team of therapists may add to your back and neck therapy plan is electrical stimulation. The process of electrical stimulation involves one of our therapists using a machine to send low pulses of electricity into your muscles to relieve tension. It’s this release of tension that may result in you experiencing less pain in your back and neck.

By using these and other helpful physical therapy techniques, Franklin Rehabilitation may be able to help you reduce your back and neck pain.

How you can get started with a back and neck therapy plan

Here at Franklin Rehabilitation, our team of experienced and dedicated physical therapists can help you with your back and neck pain thanks to our three-step physical therapy process.

The first step in this process involves having you come in for one of our free initial assessments. During this initial assessment, a member of our therapy team will determine what issues are causing your back and neck pain.

Next, our team will help you create a treatment plan that includes a variety of research-based physical therapy techniques.

Finally, we’ll give you some tools that may help you to prevent future back and neck issues. These tools will include a do-it-yourself home program that may reduce the need for you to make return visits.

For more information, contact us today.

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