Back pain is one of the most common health complaints among adults; while back pain has many causes and treatment options, physical therapy is often recommended when back pain persists longer than two to six weeks. Physical therapy for back pain and back injuries may consist of passive treatment, active treatment, or a combination of the two. Your physical therapist will assess your condition and your pain levels to develop a personalized treatment plain in Tucson.
Back pain can range from mild to severe, with even mild symptoms such as spasms or discomfort affecting your ability to concentrate and perform everyday tasks. Physical therapy is often combined with medication to reduce swelling and pain, and may be used to complement treatments such as rest and medication for greater comfort and quality of life. Pain relief treatments may include electrical stimulation and heat or cold therapy.
Many physical therapy treatments also help the body increase its healing speed by prompting tissue regeneration. Faster healing means improved performance in a shorter period of time following a sports injury or surgical procedure, allowing you to return to everyday activities much more quickly. Ultrasound treatment is often used to both reduce swelling for pain relief and to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.
Back pain and injuries often result in reduced mobility and strength. Through physical therapy, you will work to regain or build strength in the muscles that support the spine and torso. This will not only improve your mobility after an injury, but also reduce your risk of re-injury by providing your back with the long-term support it needs.
Applied Physical medicine/Tygiel Physical Therapy can help you manage back pain, sports injuries, and more through solutions such as exercise, stretching, heat and cold, and electrical stimulation. We invite you to check out our treatment options by visiting us online, or contact our clinic by phone at (520) 296-8513 to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist.