The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program provides non-surgical treatment options for patients suffering from back and neck pain, including conditions such as low back pain, degenerative disc disease, and herniated discs.
Our goal is to work with patients to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility to alleviate pain and improve quality of life without resorting to surgery or long-term medication. Physicians use medical histories and physical examinations to gain a thorough understanding of your symptoms, and technologies such as X-rays, computerized tomography (CT scans), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to diagnose conditions and assess their severity. Once a diagnosis is complete, appropriate rehabilitative techniques can be prescribed.
Rehabilitation techniques generally fall into two categories – active and passive.
These techniques focus on decreasing the pain without requiring much effort from the patient. They include:
Active physical therapy in the form of stretching and strengthening exercises is critical to the rehabilitation and long-term health of the spine.
Depending on your condition, the following may be included in the treatment plan: