Back and Neck
Neck and back pain can be caused by a number of different issues. The symptoms of a neck or back injury can create pain and problems throughout the body. For example, low back problems can create symptoms in the hip, leg or foot; neck injuries can cause pain in the shoulder, elbow or hand. The causes of the pain can vary from tight joints, to muscle imbalances, disc injuries, nerve impingements or a number of other problems. It takes a therapist with the proper training and experience to sort through these issues, identify the source of your problem and apply the correct treatment to get you on the road to recovery.
The staff at Living Well Therapy has the training and experience to help you with a thorough evaluation and appropriate, effective treatment.
Our treatment approach includes:
Manual Therapy – is the artful and specific hands on approach to moving and stretching joints of both the spine and extremities. It also includes a hands on approach to skillfully stretching fascia, muscles and ligaments, all to restore proper, pain free movement patterns.
Exercise – specific exercise will be applied to your individual condition to assist you in developing the strength and flexibility required to restore proper posture and pain free movement.
Modalities – the use of electrical stimulation, ultrasound or simple ice and heat can be beneficial in reducing your pain. This allows you to start to restore a more normal movement pattern, something that can’t be done when movement hurts.
Education – Your individual treatment program will be designed not to create dependency, but to initially help reduce your pain, get you moving again and eventually give you the tools to keep your injury from re-occurring.