Some causes of neck pain include, trauma, abnormalities in the bones or joints, poor posture, degenerative diseases, and muscle strains. Symptoms of neck pain can include numbness, tingling, tenderness, sharp pains, and head ache. Physical therapy treatment of neck pain may include traction, manual therapy for soft tissue and joint manipulations, dry needling, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot and cold therapies. In addition to physical therapy services performed we will also teach you to manage the pain with flexibility and strengthening exercises, improving body mechanics and postural retraining.
Thoracic spine pain is not as common as neck pain or low back pain. Thoracic pain can occur as a result of trauma, strain or poor posture. Thoracic pain is most commonly associated with muscular strain or other soft tissue involvement which can be due to lack of strength, poor posture, prolonged sitting, overuse injuries or trauma. Physical therapy treatment of spine pain can include manual therapy for soft tissue and joint mobilizations, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, dry needling, hot and cold therapies, therapeutic exercise for postural strengthening and flexibility and postural retraining.
Lower Back Pain:
Back pain is a common complaint and chances are most Americans will experience back pain at some point during their lives. Some causes of low back pain include overuse injury, muscle strain, aging and/or osteoporosis, herniated disc, arthritis, or trauma. Symptoms may include dull or sharp pains, muscle spasms, leg pain, numbness or tingling, limited flexibility in the lower back or inability to stand up straight. Physical therapy treatment of low back pain can include traction, manual therapy for soft tissue and joint mobilization, dry needling, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, therapeutic exercise for core strengthening and stabilization, postural retraining and body mechanics.
Sciatic Nerve Pain:
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve from the lower back and down each leg. This type of pain commonly occurs when the nerve is compressed by either a herniated disc or bone spur or muscle spasm in the muscles along the neural pathway, specifically the piriformis muscle. Symptoms include pain that radiates down the back of your leg. This pain may be dull, sharp or cause a sense of electric shock. Some people may also experience numbness, tingling or weakness in the affected leg. Physical therapy treatments include manual therapy for soft tissue and joint mobilization, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, dry needling, therapeutic exercise for strengthening, core stabilization, postural retraining, flexibility and body mechanics.