Whether you have back pain, radiating arm pain, neck pain or thoracic (mid-back) pain, we can help. Your spine must be flexible, strong, and healthy in order to maintain a pain free body. Physical therapy focuses on controlling pain and symptoms as well as creating an individualized program that focuses on returning the patient to their optimal functional level. Below is an example of one our spine rehabilitation programs.
Lumbar Spine - Rehabilitation Program
- WEEK 1 - The patient's symptoms of pain are managed.
- WEEK 2 - The patient is independent in a gentle stretching and core stability program.
- WEEK 3 - The patient is independent in a gentle strengthening program without an increase in symptoms.
- WEEK 4 - The patient is able to initiate an aerobic rehabilitation program up to 15 minutes without an increase in symptoms.
- WEEK 5 - The patient is able to combine the aerobic and strengthening programs prior to discharge from physical therapy.
Low back pain is often a common symptom of many disease conditions and the back pain may range from simple or dull pain to sudden and sharp pain. If the pain persists for a few days, it is acute pain whereas if it continues for more than 3 months, it is considered as chronic pain.
The spinal column consists of vertebral bones stacked one on top of the other, surrounding and protecting the spinal cord. Soft cartilaginous discs present between the vertebrae support the spine, act as cushions against stress and permit spine mobility.
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