Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation in New York
Spinal physical therapy’s general goals include decreasing pain,
increasing back function, and to help patients get educated on back health
to help prevent future injuries. Physical therapy programs are recommended
for reoccurring lower back pain. During a physical therapy program, you
will communicate with a physical therapist to determine your health, daily
activity, exercise, and chronic spinal issues.
Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Comprehensive Spine Care prides itself on a three-part program for each patient: Accurate Diagnosis,
Comprehensive Treatment, and a collaborative partnership with your clinical team.
Common components of physical therapy are passive and active physical therapy.
Passive physical therapy temporarily decreases back pain. Some examples
include the use of ice packs, heating pads, and electrical nerve stimulators.
Active physical therapy requires the patient to stretch daily and perform
specialized exercises. Exercise benefits the lower backs stability, in
turn increasing the production of muscle around the spine and discs and
putting less strain on the back. Spinal decompression therapy is another
form of physical therapy which is most effective for post-surgical patients.
Decompression therapy treats aching of the lower back, neck and pain associated
with herniated discs.
Our team at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Comprehensive Spine Care
offers a comprehensive approach and performs individualized spinal physical therapy.
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