Patients who use medication to try and reduce pain will only fuel and encourage a dependence on the medication for relief over time. In many cases, medication will only mask the pain for short periods of time and increase the level of pain to return when the patient does not take another dosage of the medication. At ChiroWorks Accident & Injury Treatment Center, we offer physical therapy and chiropractic techniques as an alternative treatment to surgery.
These non-invasive options help the patient’s body heal naturally and gradually over time so the patient does not need to go through intensive procedures. Surgery may be the first choice patients choose, but it may not be necessary. In many cases, physical therapy will be the major component of treatment that helps a patient avoid continued pain and truly return to a healthy lifestyle.
It takes more than just one visit
Physical therapy involves patient education and participation in order to be truly effective. We will teach patients to manage and relieve their pain through regular physical therapy techniques. The goal is to help patients understand and utilize the techniques to treat the pain after the initial sessions of physical therapy. We understand that patients may not be able to visit our practice every single day and want to give them the necessary exercises to help relax the body.
This way, patients can continue long-term health after they discontinue physical therapy sessions at our practice. We will help patients learn the techniques that promote the ability to move, reduce pain and help restore function in daily life. While we can help patients within a large age range from children to seniors, patients need to keep up active participation. Physical therapy is not a magical cure-all treatment that only requires one session. However, with a few sessions and a willingness to continue the exercises, patients will experience a long-term change to their health.
Since each patient is unique and their conditions will vary, we will customize the treatment on a patient by patient basis. The physical therapy techniques that work for one patient may not work for another. We will also adjust the treatment plan as the patient needs. With these techniques, patients can continue to prevent their symptoms from flaring up and avoid requiring more treatment in the future.
Contrary to popular belief, physical therapy is more than completing a few stretches or a massage. Physical therapy involves techniques that target the specific areas of pain that hinder mobility. We help to relieve the pain with natural means instead of having a patient develop a dependence on a medication.
Treatment for multiple conditions
What people may not realize is that there are multiple ways in which one can cause damage to his or her musculoskeletal system. Even sitting at a desk can lead to issues with the wrist that will require treatment. Some of the conditions that people struggle with include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back/Neck from sitting at a desk a certain way for too long
- Car accident injuries
- Chronic back pain
- Herniated discs
- Sciatica pain
- Headache issues
- Knee and shoulder pain
One aspect of physical therapy that patients need to understand is that physical therapy is a process and not a single session cure. Patient participation during physical therapy can help to speed up the process a bit, but it will not speed up as much as some people probably hope. However, the body needs time to heal and will not benefit from an individual trying to speed up the healing process too much.
By using physical therapy, we can help to enhance and direct the healing process, ensuring that everything heals correctly. While some patients assume that surgery is the best route, surgery can actually increase the risk of health issues later on. With natural treatment and physical therapy, we can avoid future back, neck or spine issues that would be a direct result of surgical treatment.
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By meeting with a team of professionals, we can determine the best techniques for treatment. In some cases, there may be new developments that require us to change the treatment.
We will work with the patient every step of the way to promote healing and living a healthy life afterward. We take the time to ensure that the physical therapy does not cause any other issues in the patient. Call us for to learn more or schedule an appointment today. We can help you begin the path toward healing and preventing the pain from controlling your life.