Medical and Physical Therapy
Medical and Physical Therapy are critical parts of recovery to ensure that muscles and joints remain functional and moving.
Pain may cause us to internally splint certain joints so they don’t move. That is a phenomenon that must be guarded against. Physical therapy can help get the spine moving again and can also help with local pain treatments like deep heat, massage, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
The spinal muscles of the low back and neck may also spasm or become inactive. This is where osteopathic manipulation can come in. The spine can be mobilized by a trained physician with experience in treating patients with pain.