At Excel physical therapy we specialize in the treatment of neck pain, back pain and related spinal dysfunction. Some of the disorders of the spine that we treat include stenosis, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, herniated or bulging discs, radiculopathy, facet syndrome, scoliosis, whiplash, spondylosis, compression fractures, SI joint dysfunction, and post–op conditions.  We can teach you ways to help reduce pain, new ways to strengthen your spine, and form healthy habits to prevent future problems. During your treatment you will receive spine education that focuses on postural retraining, flexibility exercises, core stabilization exercises, body mechanics, ergonomics, and a home program.

Neck Pain:

Excel 87Some 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 headache. 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.

 Spine Pain:

Thoracic spine pain is not as common as neck pain or low back pain. Thoracic pain can occur as a Excel 84result 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:

Excel PT Offers Dry Needling!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 bacExcel 124k 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.