When you have long-term pain (also known as chronic pain) or an accident, physical therapy is often one of your best options. It can help you feel better, move better, and become stronger.
Physical therapy treats more than just pain. It locates the bodily region where the pain is coming from and treats it there. The body functions as a connected system using a variety of pressure points and forces. All of the body’s organs and musculoskeletal tissues are connected through nerves and blood vessels. Muscle compression in another part of the body may cause nerve discomfort in another part of the body. Getting rid of the tension in that particular muscle group could aid in regaining flexibility, limbering up the area, and decreasing pain. Balance and flexibility are regained through physical therapy, ensuring that blood vessels and neurons are not constrained.
Contrary to physical therapy, pain medication does not address the underlying injury’s cause or promote healing. Physical therapy aims to treat the underlying causes of physical pain. This is done through a variety of activities, such as stretching and strengthening the muscles in the core. Experts in the musculoskeletal system with extensive training include physical therapists (PTs). To address a particular difficulty, you might be having, PTs develop individualized therapy plans. These strategies are created specifically for your injury to help with long-term and comprehensive pain alleviation. They’ll also assist in averting similar problems in the future. Exercise is the best medicine, according to the core premise of PT.
Unlike opioid medications, physical therapy provides treatment with little risk. The need for opioids or the requirement for surgery can both be decreased with this kind of pain management.
Your unique requirements and talents are taken into account when physical therapists customize your rehabilitation. Your doctor and the physical therapists will decide on the best course of treatment. In addition to treating injuries, therapists are experts in movement and function to lessen or eliminate pain, may impart exercises and techniques for preventing re-injury, and can help you avoid surgery if at all possible.
When physical therapy is suggested by your doctor as a means of pain reduction, the physical therapist has a variety of treatment alternatives. Physical therapy for pain management is frequently advised when persistent pain manifests or when pain accompanies the loss of movement and function as a result of an accident or event like a stroke. In addition to providing passive and/or active treatments, the physical therapist will work closely with the patient to teach them the best ways to exercise at home.
Whether you are experiencing discomfort as a result of a sports injury, a persistent joint condition, a stroke, or something else entirely, we cordially welcome you to make an appointment at our physical therapy clinic right away.