BACK AND NECK

Physiocare Physical Therapy provides effective treatment for back and neck pain.

About 80% of the U.S. population experiences serious pain in these regions at some point. It can be difficult to function when affected by painful strains, spasms, sprains, and impaired range of motion issues in the back and neck.

The causes of neck and back pain vary widely. Obvious causes may include a sports injury or injuries sustained in an automobile collision. Less apparent causes of injury include poor posture and performing repetitive movements for too long a period of time.

Individuals who have sedentary jobs in which too much time is necessarily spent behind a desk or in a vehicle can experience muscle weakness that worsens the problem.

IMPORTANCE OF TREATMENT FOR NECK AND BACK PAIN

If neck and back pain goes untreated, the result can be that other problems occur. For instance, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause chronic migraines. Back problems can lead to shooting pains down the arms and hands as well as shoulder mobility issues.

By getting needed treatment for neck and back pain, better health overall can more quickly be restored.

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TREATMENT FOR BACK AND NECK PAIN AT PHYSIOCARE

Physiocare Physical Therapy is a direct access facility. This means you can visit us with no need for a referring physician. Many of our patients, however, are referred by a doctor, spine specialist, chiropractor, or nurse practitioner.

Our highly trained physical therapists will work with your team of medical professionals to provide needed treatment for your pain. When you come to Physiocare for treatment of back and neck pain, you will first be given a complete evaluation, which includes:

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Simple tests to evaluate muscle strength in areas supporting your back or neck

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An assessment of your spinal alignment

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Range-of-motion evaluations

Our physical therapists will identify the primary cause of your back and/or neck pain. From there, we will come up with a treatment plan that addresses your pain and helps you to build flexibility and strength. Our therapists are also ergonomics specialists. We will provide tips on how to position and posture yourself during the activities that created your back and neck pain, to hopefully avoid further injury.