Physical Therapy for Back & Neck Pain
Improving your wellness and quality of life, one exercise at a time.
Nestled between the delicate fibers of the central nervous system, the bones, ligaments, and tendons of the spine require exceptional care and thorough examination. To treat chronic, ongoing pain stemming from an accident or injury, you need a physical therapist in South Orange NJ with experience and skill – not only in the hands-on treatment phase but in the education and prevention components as well.
South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness wants to see every head held high – and pain-free. Through posture awareness, increased strength, and conditioning, or targeted stretches designed to heal the spine, we are here to help.
Thorough Education for Back & Neck Patients
Our highly-trained physical therapists work very closely with each patient to provide specific education about not only the impact of a neck or back injury but the collateral issues such an injury can cause. Further, South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness believes that your healing occurs not only as a result of your efforts in the office but at home as well.
South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness routinely educates patients about the positive results of at-home exercises to treat neck and back pain, including specific stretches, light aerobic activity, use of resistance bands, or regular massage treatment. Of course, we also recommend our patients work closely with us in the office as well, as one-on-one time with the physical therapist cannot be duplicated at home. Further, you will work with the same physical therapist for the duration of your treatment.
Targeted Back & Neck Treatments
While at-home exercise is great, regular work in the South Orange office is an irreplaceable piece of the wellness puzzle. Your treatment plan and goals will be reviewed regularly, and adjusted as your body responds to treatment. Some of the favorite in-office exercises for neck and back pain include any of the following (tailored to each client, of course):
All neck and back exercises should be carefully monitored by a trained physical therapist to avoid further injury or strain. For neck injury patients, a specific plan is created to gradually increase the range of motion, comfortability, and strength. When just starting out, this may be as simple as working to move the head from one side to the other, up and down, or side to side.
Strengthening the Back Muscles
Stronger back muscles may mean less strain on the surrounding muscle and tissue. In the South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness office, we can help you reach your strength goals with regular, repetitive movements designed to isolate the particular muscle group in need of strengthening. These high-frequency movements may also help eliminate stiffness and swelling as well.
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This stands just as true in the physical therapy field, as learning techniques to prevent future injury can help you avoid painful injury in the future. All patients will work on proper posture techniques and ongoing at-home exercises to keep muscles strong and healthy.
Is Physical Therapy Always Appropriate?
Physical therapy for back or neck pain should be accompanied with through medical advice from providers familiar with your history and background. The following conditions may be appropriate for treatment with one of our highly-trained therapists:
- Ongoing chronic pain in the neck and back
- Recovery from surgery to the spine
- In the aftermath of an acute injury, including sports injuries.
In any of the above scenarios, your medical provider will work in collaboration with our team to ensure your treatment goals being met and you are healing along the appropriate timeline. In many cases, physical therapy is a vital component to holistic healing – and we look forward to partnering with you to meet your wellness goals.
Injury Recovery in South Orange
Our physical therapists are well-trained and experienced medical professionals dedicated to full-body repair. To meet your treatment goals, your plan may include any of the following physical therapy services:
- Hands-on manual therapies
- Video feedback highlighting areas of strength and weakness
- Recommended exercises to work on at home to expedite recovery
At South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness, your success is our top priority, and we will work to ensure both objective and personal treatment goals are met with the help of one-on-one personalized care.
Contact our South Orange NJ physical therapy office today! We can’t wait to get started: 973-761-0077