Is Physical Therapy Right for You?

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November 23, 2017

Physical therapy is an extremely effective and beneficial form of treatment that is used to treat a wide range of ailments and conditions. In recent years, it has gained popularity, as an increasing number of people would rather look for alternative options to surgery. Numerous reports have come out that indicate physical therapy can be just as effective – and far less expensive – than surgery. While physical therapy can’t fix every ailment, people who go this route are often far more pleased than those who immediately opt for surgery. In fact, people who decide to try physical therapy over surgery see a much greater improvement than those who received surgery right away.

Whether you have an old sports injury that is flaring up and giving you trouble, or you are suffering from chronic back pain, it may be in your best interest to consider physical therapy before anything else. In many cases, with a little rest and rehab you will be able to get back on your feet in no time. However, some injuries are far more complicated to fix. This is why we encourage you to come into NeuroSpine Surgical Consultants and meet with one of our spine specialists. We understand how frustrating and consuming nagging pain can be, and we are here to help you in any way we can.

So, how do you know if physical therapy is right for you? For starters, here is a look at the most common conditions people seek physical therapy for:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Arthritis in one or multiple joints
  • Fractures and other common orthopedic conditions
  • Bowel or bladder incontinence
  • Problems with mobility and/or balance
  • Chronic fatigue and weakness
  • Pre and post-surgical conditioning and strengthening
  • Recovery from some types of cancer
  • Prevention of osteoporosis
  • Wellness education
  • Respiratory problems
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Knee, ankle, and foot problems
  • Shoulder, arm, hand and wrist problems
    • Including carpal tunnel syndrome and shoulder tendonitis
  • Neuro rehabilitation
    • Including post-stroke and spinal cord or head injury recovery
  • Wound care
  • Recovery from common sprains and muscle strains
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related injuries

These are just a list of some of the most common conditions we can treat with physical therapy. If you are having difficulty moving around because of pain, loss of range of motion or decreased strength, physical therapy may be a good option for you. Physical therapy is also a good idea if you have had past injuries and are trying to strengthen a specific body part.

Our neurosurgical team is committed to providing you with a wide range of options in order to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. We know how overwhelming it can be to live in pain, and we want to help you in whatever way we can. We maintain affiliations with hospitals throughout the Plano area, allowing us to accommodate patients suffering from a wide range of ailments. Please give us a call to schedule a consultation and learn more about if physical therapy is right for you.

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