Your Guide to Reducing Back and Neck Pain
Deanna Bambini is the executive director at NY Rehab, a premier physical therapy rehabilitation center in Queens, New York. At NY Rehab, patients are offered custom treatment options to reduce pain in the back, neck, and other areas of the body. In this series of articles, Bambini talks about the latest treatments and techniques being used on patients with lower back conditions and spinal pain.
In most cases, neck pain is something that should first be diagnosed by a physician to make sure that the pain itself isn't an indicator of something more serious. Once a physician has given the go-ahead, patients are welcome to visit a physical therapist for help in deciding which neck pain treatment option will be best.
Physical therapy is a much more comprehensive, effective, and long-lasting treatment option than massage therapy. Although people who undergo massage therapy are likely to leave the office feeling better, in most cases, their pain will come back in a matter of hours, days, or weeks. Only physical therapy can eliminate pain for good.
Increasingly, patients suffering from back pain are asking their doctors for advise on how to diminish the pain without using sedatives or prescription drugs. For these people, physical therapy is almost always the best solution.
Patients of all ages are welcome to try the innovative spine treatments offered at NY Rehab. Although non-surgical spinal decompression treatments are the most popular option for patients right now, other procedures and treatments are also available for those interested in trying a different technique.
For most people, herniated discs come with telltale symptoms that cannot be missed.