The goal of Physical Therapy is to reduce pain and restore function. In most cases, this type of treatment is used to treat virtually all back and neck pain problems both before and after surgery.
Most patients are prescribed physical therapy to help strengthen muscles and accelerate recovery in conjunction with medications and chiropractic care.
Your first visit with the therapist will include an evaluation and treatment plan. The number of treatments varies based on the type and severity of the problem. In most cases, you will be given a home exercise program during and after discharge from care.
Almost all physical therapy programs involve stretching, strengthening exercises, education about the treatments undertaken, and how to move your body to avoid future injury.
Other treatments such as hot and cold packs, electrical stimulation, massage, manipulation, and other modalities are often prescribed well.