Back Physical Therapy
The causes and painful results of back injuries can be manifold. Some causes can be accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains. There are two main types of back injury: spondylolisthesis and cervical radiculopathy. Each has specific causes, symptoms, and treatment. Your doctor will need to gather a complete history and perform a physical exam, and may need to perform one of a number a diagnostic studies such as x-rays. Some injections may be used for diagnostic purposes as well as pain relief. In doing so he or she may find a defective vertebra, or one that has been broken by trauma.
For any range of problems physical therapy is essential for the healing and restoring of the back. Back physical therapy includes a treatment of strengthening of the supportive abdominal and back muscles. It might include gentle cervical traction and mobilization, exercises, and other techniques to reduce pain.
Fitness in Therapy can treat back injuries with back physical therapy and the utmost care for our clients.