Physical Therapy and Back Pain: What are the Goals?

Are you suffering from back pain? Have you met with your doctor about your options?

While there are many ways to approach this health concern, it’s important that you implement the right strategy at the right time. For many, this means a physical therapy regimen.

There are many goals associated with physical therapy, including but not limited to:

·      Decrease pain

·      Prevent future back problems

·      Learn a maintenance program

In some cases, physical therapy is enough to solve the problem and give the person the knowledge necessary to avoid a similar situation in the future. However, there are other situations in which this is just the start.

For example, there are benefits of physical therapy before back surgery. The goal of this is to improve strength and stability, thus making it easier (and quicker) to recover after the procedure.

Just the same, there are times when physical therapy makes sense after a back procedure. Of course, you don’t want to take on this activity until your surgeon feels that it’s a good idea.

If you have any questions about physical therapy, back pain, and how this relates to your situation, contact us at your earliest convenience. We can discuss everything from goals to other treatment strategies and much more.