On your first visit, we will sit down with you and understand how you were injured. Only after performing a thorough evaluation of the painful area, as well as the surrounding areas, will we discuss our plan for getting you feeling better.
Especially with neck or back pain, the body parts surrounding the painful area impact the location of the pain. For example, tight leg muscles affect the lower back increasing low back pain. Improving the mobility of surrounding structures decreases the stresses on the painful area and ultimately reduces the pain.
In this case, the tissues are irritable and over-stressed. Massage techniques, gentle machines and postural corrections can all help the healing process, bringing you relief and helping you get back to playing golf or working in the garden.
After improving the mobility and health of the affected tissues, we then start to gently stabilize the affected areas. Many times pain inhibits muscles from moving correctly. We utilize specific exercises to address and correct muscle movement patterns. We then slowly return you to your prior level of activities, whatever it may be.