According to the National Institutes of Health, an astonishing $75-90 billion is spent on back pain relief annually in the United States. The cost to companies is a $10-20 billion loss in productivity with 80% of adults suffering debilitating back and neck pain at some point in their lives. These figures are astounding and, in many cases, preventable. Physical therapy to treat back pain has proven to be an effective, non-invasive way to control this health crisis. Our physical therapist in West New York uses multiple modalities and exercises to help you recover your strength, function, mobility, and balance to target each patient’s individual needs.
Causes of pain and disability in the neck and back include problems with discs, nerves, joints, ligaments, or muscles. Back pain treatment includes physical therapy and a combination of modalities to target each patient’s specific problem. Epidural steroid injections have been found to be effective to treat for patients with sports injuries, neck, lower back, arm, and leg pain. The purpose of the epidural injection is to decrease inflammation and provide pain relief, thereby facilitating active therapy. Their primary use is as one component of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes medication, physical therapy, and education in body mechanics. Physical therapy is an integral and vital part of a total rehabilitation program for back pain. Therapeutic exercises are performed to stretch muscles and joints, or strengthen muscles to gain increased power, endurance and stabilization. These exercises also help maintain balance to prevent further injuries. Proper body mechanics are taught to help you avoid further injury.
If you have had an accident, have sustained an injury, or have a specific medical condition that could benefit from physical therapy, make an appointment with our physical therapist in West New York today.