Spine & Back Care
The spine is an amazingly complex structure, providing us with strength and stability as well as incredible mobility. Taking care of it, should be a priority at all times.
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Spine Care Begins With You
The spine is comprised of 24 vertebrae, which are precisely connected to an array of discs, ligaments, joints and muscles. These tissues work together to move the spine in a controlled fashion and to protect the spinal cord and its nerves.
If you are experiencing pain in your neck or back, we can carefully test and evaluate your condition, determine the source of your pain and then develop a plan to help you return to your usual active lifestyle. Our special training in this complex area allows us to provide you with the tools needed to achieve optimal spinal health
If you are in pain from any of the following, Kleinpeter Physical Therapy can help:
- Low Back Pain/Lumbar Sprain/Strain
- Neck Pain/Cervical Sprain/Strain
- Degenerative Disc Disease (Arthritis)
- Facet Syndrome
- Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- SI Joint Dysfunction
SPINE & BACK CARE PROGRAM
The symptoms of low back pain vary a great deal. Your pain might be dull, burning, or sharp. You might feel it at a single point or over a broad area. It might be accompanied by muscle spasms or stiffness. Sometimes, it might spread into 1 or both legs.
There are 3 different types of low back pain:
- Acute – pain lasting less than 3 months
- Recurrent – acute symptoms come back
- Chronic – pain lasting longer than 3 months
Most people who have an episode of acute pain will have at least 1 recurrence. While the actual cause of low back pain isn’t often known, symptoms usually resolve on their own.
Psychosocial factors, such as self-confidence and a perceived ability to cope with disability, have been shown to be predictors of who might not recover from low back pain as expected. We used to believe the cause of low back pain was related directly to the tissues of our body, but are now understanding the condition to be more complex.
Kleinpeter Physical Therapy offers our patients the most advanced technologies and treatments that offer prove, effective results. We are determined to work with you and get you back to your active life as quickly and safely as possible. We offer:
- Manual Therapy Techniques/Hands On
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Joint Mobilization Techniques
- Manual and/or Mechanical Traction
- Joint Manipulation
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Instruction in Home Exercise Program
- Proper Posture Techniques (Exercises/Education/Instruction)
- Stabilization Exercises/Core Strengthening
- Modalities for Pain Relief (Moist Heat/Ice/Electrical Stimulation/Other)
Your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation that includes:
- A review of your health history.
- Questions about your specific symptoms.
- A thorough examination that includes assessing the quality and quantity of your movements, and any movement behaviors that might put you at risk for delayed recovery.
- Tests to identify signs or symptoms that could indicate a serious health problem, such as broken bones or cancer.
- Assessment of how you use your body at work, at home, during sports, and at leisure.
For most cases of low back pain imaging tests, such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are not helpful for recovery.
For example, in a recently published article comparing patients who received an MRI first vs physical therapy first for low back pain, the patients who received an MRI first spent on average $4,793 more (with similar outcomes in each group).
If your physical therapist suspects that your low back pain might be caused by a serious health condition, the therapist will refer you to other health care professionals for further evaluation.
GET THE RIGHT TREATMENT
Kleinpeter Physical Therapy offers our patients the most advanced technologies and treatments that offer proven, effective results. We are determined to work with you and get you back to your active life as quickly and safely as possible.
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An Entire Team Focused On You
As experts in restoring and improving mobility and movement in people’s lives, physical therapists play an important role not only in treating persistent or recurrent low back pain but also in preventing it and reducing your risk of having it come back.
Physical therapists can teach you how to use the following strategies to prevent back pain:
- Use good body positioning at work, home, or during leisure activities.
- Keep the load close to your body during lifting.
- Ask for help before lifting heavy objects.
- Maintain a regular physical fitness regimen—staying active can help to prevent injuries.
Contact us today to help you begin living pain-free.