Don’t Overlook the Benefits of Physical Therapy

pain-treatment-virginiaAre you suffering from back pain? Did you recently undergo surgery to address a complicated issue with your back?

If you answered yes to either question, it’s imperative to work closely with your medical team to make a full recovery (as quickly as possible). While it’s not always easy, there are things you can do to improve your chance of getting back to full strength in the immediate future.

Physical therapy is one of the best alternatives to back surgery. It doesn’t always work, but when it does it allows you to eliminate your pain without the need to undergo an advanced procedure.

Just the same, there are many benefits of partaking in physical therapy after back surgery. Here are some of them:

·      Maximize movement: One of the biggest problems with a back injury is the impact on your range of motion. With physical therapy, you can maximize movement, allowing you to once again live your life to its fullest.

·      Active participation in your recovery: Rather than sit around and hope for the best, physical therapy allows you to participate on your road to recovery. As the days go by, you’ll realize that you’re making progress – and there’s no better feeling than that.

·      Increased strength: When you injure your back, you no longer have the strength in this part of your body that you’ve come to enjoy. Through physical therapy, you can regain that strength at your own pace.

With so many benefits, physical therapy may be just what you need before or after back surgery.