One of the first treatments that is often recommended to relieve back or neck pain is physical therapy. At Atlanta Spine, we are surgical experts in treating the spine; however, our founder Dr. Bhatti is a firm believer in pursuing non-surgical treatments if possible. Physical therapy can help strengthen and mobilize the spine, offering support that can relieve pain and discomfort.
Physical therapy works by using specific exercises, massage and stretches that target the affected area that is causing pain. Over a course of several weeks or more, treatments are performed at our office along with instructions for home care. In many cases, our patients can relieve their back, neck or nerve pain using these techniques, giving them a non-surgical option to long-term pain management.
Physical Therapy to Help Alleviate Back & Neck Pain
Degenerative spinal conditions are often the cause of back and neck pain, which respond favorably to physical therapy. Degenerative disorders of the spine usually revolve around deteriorating tissue and cartilage in the spine that can lead to inflammation, nerve pressure and pain. Physical therapy helps treat mild forms of degenerative spine disorders by strengthening the supporting muscles in the back and neck while stretching and decompressing the vertebrae. This is an ideal starting point for improving the health of the spine and finding relief from neck and back pain without surgery.
At Atlanta Spine, we offer several treatment options including physical therapy to relieve back and neck pain without surgery. In some cases, Dr. Bhatti may recommend physical therapy on its own or in tandem with other non-surgical options such as core stabilization, medications or injections. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about relieving your back or neck pain through non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy.