At Allied Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc. our physical therapists pride themselves on back and neck treatments. We take the time to really figure out the cause of our patients pain and then work diligently towards recovery.
Back and neck treatments treated by our physical therapists
- Spinal Stenosis
- Herniated discs
- Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Myofascial pain
- Lower Back Pain
Whether you suffer from lower back pain or have just been discharged from spinal fusion surgery, Allied Physical Therapy is staffed and trained to treat your back pain issues.
A little about some of the problems we treat
Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal at any point in the spine. This stenosis causes a block in the spinal canal potentially triggering pain or numbness and may even cause the loss of motor skills.
Scoliosis is a condition where instead of your spine being a straight line it is instead curved like an S or C.
Spondylosis is the osteoarthritis of the joints of your vertebrae. It can cause pressure on the nerve roots which in turn may lead to pain or muscle weakness in your extremities.
Fracture – a break of the vertebra causing pinching and damage to the spinal nerves and/or spinal cord.
Herniated disc – Discs are what is in between your vertebrae. They are like tiny shock absorbers for your spine. Having a herniated disc (also referred to as slipped disc or ruptured disc) is when those “shock absorbers” break or bulge.
Knots in your back?
Life can do a number on your back. For years I had been suffering from huge knots right next to the inside of each shoulder blade. For as long as I can remember my back has been painful to the touch, a massage was borderline heaven and hell. The pain had truly started to take its toll out on my life. I spoke with Dr. (patients PCP) who suggested I go to Allied Physical Therapy for an evaluation. I thought it was strange since I didn’t have an injury per se but instead have been beaten up by ordinary. I was told that they treat these types of pain and my health insurance would cover it. I made an appointment with the friendly office staff and they got me in for an evaluation in the same week.
During my evaluation I was interested to find out that my neck and lower back were not curved like they should be and my posture was a mess. At first I was confused why they were initially focusing on my neck since my pain was coming from my shoulder blades. They explained that my posture had a lot to do with the cause of pain. They showed me exercises to strengthen my neck and back and after a few appointments with Angelo and Scott and some needed hands-on manual therapy, the difference in my back, neck, and posture is amazing. My muscles aren’t rolling around in my back and the tenseness has subsided. My appearance has changed now that I am no longer hunched over. I have a new look of self-confidence since I now hold my head up straight with an appropriate curve in my neck and I am able to drive, work at a desk and on my yard longer, but most importantly I am able to hold my 9 month old son without the burning pain in my back that I have known for so long.
Thank you Allied Physical Therapy for everything you did for me!