We are often asked, “what is the most common thing you treat at your clinic?” Not surprisingly, conditions of the spine, whether an acute injury or chronic pain, comprise the highest percentage of diagnoses we see. With low back pain/injuries being one of the most common orthopedic conditions causing activity limitation to tens of millions each year in this country, there is no shortage of patients seeking help in managing their condition. At Mass Bay Spine And Sport Physical Therapy we’ve developed a reputation of excellence in treating conditions of the spine. Our success comes from an approach that begins with a comprehensive evaluation to establish the root cause of your symptoms and constructing an individualized program that will address the acute symptoms as well as any other contributing factors to ensure your return to pain-free mobility. We then provide you with a clear, easy-to -understand explanation of how we can help you manage your pain.
We find that a healthy balance of hands-on manual therapy to resolve soft tissue and joint mobility restrictions and therapeutic exercise to restore normal functional strength and mobility is critical to helping the body heal itself. Taking it a step further, we believe that thoroughly educating you about your condition is critical in managing symptoms and giving you the greatest chance at avoiding injuries in the future.
Our approach involves significant education on activity modifications, proper body mechanics with every day functional movements, and strengthening programs to maintain the gains you’ve achieved in your course of treatment. We have also found that patients have the best chance of sticking with a program when they are activities that you can do anywhere so we take this into account as we construct your program. Our clinicians are experts in the evaluation and treatment of spine-related conditions. Patients most often come to us with one or more of these signs and symptoms:
- Feelings of stiffness
- An unusual shift or curve in the spine
- The feeling of stuck or locked joints
- Muscle weakness
- Limited motion
- Radiating pain into the arm or leg
- Limitations in their daily activities
- Limited participation in sports or recreation
Most Common Spine Conditions treat:
- Neck pain
- Sprains & Strains
- Spine arthritis
- Pinched Nerves
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Neck weakness
- Postural Syndromes
- Herniated Discs
- Post-surgical Rehab
- Low back pain
- Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Piriformis Syndrome
- SI Dysfunction
If you are suffering with any of the above-mentioned signs or symptoms in the neck, middle back, or lower back, chances are, our physical therapists can help.
Our Evidence-Based Approach
There are three components to each and every spine rehabilitation program:
- The current best evidence – new scientific research is being published on a regular basis that suggests you should see a physical therapist first.
- Our clinical experience – we’ve treated a significant variety of spine diagnoses over the years. Clinical experience allows us to make good decisions about the type of treatment you should receive.
- Your treatment goals – of course we consider your goals when developing a treatment plan.
We Can Accommodate You
We understand that a comprehensive treatment plan is about more than just pain relief. We know you have a busy schedule, insurance coverage may be a challenge, and you have to deal with work and family responsibilities. We will work with you and your specific circumstances.
Give us a call today to learn more. We look forward to helping you out.Learn about Low Back Pain/Sciatica