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Low back pain and neck pain are two of the major health problems of the modern era.

Unfortunately, many people suffer from chronic back or neck pain that does not get better despite traditional medical care.

If you suffer from low back (lumbar), middle back (thoracic) or neck (cervical pain)  – Pain & Movement Solutions can help!

We treat a wide range of conditions and have helped many people find relief from chronic neck and back pain.

Click each title below to read more about each topic.

Neck Pain

Neck pain affects 1/3 of the adult population.

Whether you have been suffering from neck pain from poor posture, spinal misalignments, arthritis, disc herniations or recent injury, our Doctors of Physical Therapy are your movement experts to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Commonly Treated Disorders:

Hyper-mobility

  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Spondylosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Scoliosis

Hypo-mobility

  • Stenosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Compression fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease

Post-operative

  • Anterior cervical fusion
  • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Laminectomy
  • Discectomy

Middle Back Pain

Middle back pain is often caused by irritated facet joints secondary to deficits in mobility of the thoracic spine. This can be caused by trauma, or by poor posture and overuse incurred sitting at a computer or with using a cell phone. Thoracic mobility can also greatly affect the ribs which when irritated can create a sharp, stabbing sensation or pain with breathing deeply.

Fortunately, our Doctors of Physical Therapy are considered your first choice, musculoskeletal movement experts to address pains such as these. You will receive a thorough examination to determine the source of your dysfunction and then will receive spinal mobilizations, soft tissue treatment and targeted strengthening to avoid recurring issues.

Various Causes of Thoracic Pain:

  • Trauma, such as a car crash or a bad fall.
  • Chronic pain as a result of poor posture
  • Misaligned ribs
  • Facet joint irritation
  • Referred pain from various organs

 

Low Back Pain

Affecting 80% of us at some point in our lives, it is no wonder back pain is the second most common reason Americans visit a doctor (next to upper respiratory infections).

A healthy low back that is cared for, can withstand immense forces and offer great support. For example, power lifters and elite Cross Fit athletes are able to hoist hundreds of pounds in various movements safely. In contrast, if your low back lacks mobility or stability it can be vulnerable to injury. Low back pain can occur after a traumatic accident or after even simple repetitive movements or sneezing/coughing when a previous weakness existed.

At Pain & Movement Solutions, we can help

  • Relieve pain/control symptoms
  • Determine source of pain
  • Restore the total body’s healthy range of motion
  • Strengthen & stabilize the body’s core muscle
  • Optimize stability to prevent reoccurrence of symptoms or injury

Our doctors of physical therapy utilize interventions with proven effectiveness, including spinal high- thrust mobilizations, dry needling, and a variety of advanced soft tissue techniques, including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). In addition, we employ the latest in specialized exercise programs to not only eliminate your pain but, as just importantly, to prevent it from returning.

Why you should call Pain & Movement Solutions FIRST for Low Back Pain

When you have back pain and consult with one of our doctors of physical therapy within the first 2 weeks after the pain starts, research shows you are:

  • 53% less likely to need Spinal Surgery
  • 52% less likely to need Epidural Injections
  • 46% less likely to need MRI & Imaging
  • 35% less likely to need additional physician office visits
  • 11% less likely to need Pain Medications

Accessing physical therapy within 2 weeks after the onset of back pain typically reduces the total cost of care by $1,200 – $2,200!

Our patients frequently comment that “they have never had a more thorough and effective management of their spine complaints.”

Spine rehabilitation treatment can help those patients with:

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging disc
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal surgery/fusions
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sacroiliac pain

Sciatica

Sciatica is often described as pain traveling into the legs. It is caused by irritation of the nerves exiting the lumbar and sacral spine or by compression on the sciatic nerve itself. Pain, numbness or tingling can be felt in the low back, buttocks, thigh, leg or foot.

Our Doctors of Physical Therapy help individuals every day find relief for sciatica. Our clinicians’ knowledge and training makes them the best choice for reducing sciatic pain.

Whiplash

It is not uncommon for individuals to feel little or no pain initially following an accident, but later feel symptoms of:

  • stiffness
  • dizziness
  • limited mobility
  • pain
  • headaches

Seeing one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy immediately following an accident can limit potential long-term effects associated with the trauma. Learn more here. 

 

Rib Pain

You have 12 pairs of ribs that originate off the thoracic spine and wrap around to the front of the body to protect your vital organs. Ribs normally elevate and depress with normal breathing. However, poor mobility in your ribs can lead to painful breathing, soreness in your sternum (breast bone) and limited movement.

Physical therapy is effective for treating:

  • Costochondritis
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Fracture ribs
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (numbness and tingling into the arms)

TMJ

The temporomandibular joint can be stressed or damaged by a variety of conditions including:

  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Jaw Clenching
  • Arthritis
  • Repetitive Strees Movement

Learn more here.

 

Headaches

Our Doctors of Physical Therapy will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the source of your headache:

  • Tension
  • Migraine
  • Cervicogenic
  • Vestibular
  • Muscle Contraction

Learn more here.