Physical therapy is one of the most common treatments for chronic pain and is an effective way to treat several conditions. Physical therapy programs involve applying treatments to reduce pain and stiffness enough that patients can begin an exercise program of strengthening and stretching. The duration of the treatment plan and the specific methods and exercises used in physical therapy can vary from person to person. Our physician may recommend physical therapy for unspecified chronic pain or if you are recovering from an injury .
Benefits of physical therapy include:
- Pain management with reduced need for medication
- Improved mobility and movement
- Management of age-related medical problems
- Potentially avoiding surgery
- Improving balance and preventing falls
Active physical therapy exercises and stretches may be combined with more passive therapies, such as ice packs, heat therapy, massage therapy, ultrasound or electrotherapy. Remember, your physical therapy program will be most effective if you follow the prescribed program at home.
To learn more about physical therapy in Fayetteville and Atlanta, Georgia, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Zwade Marshall, call Regenerative Spine and Pain Specialists at 404-618-0995.