Pain management centers in the US offer physical therapy and rehabilitation for pain relief. Pain is one of the most common sensory and psychological experiences faced by one and all. When pain lasts for a considerably long time, it is the sign the body gives that something is wrong.

One of the Major Pain Tackling Approaches – Physical Therapy

While there are many approaches to tackle pain, medication and injections could have their side effects and are prescribed only in cases where the pain is debilitating or chronic. If there are more serious causes for pain, appropriate treatment is prescribed which could include medication and surgery too. Pain could be the result of trauma caused by an accident or also indications of diseases such as cancer. In many cases though, physical therapy and exercise are the ideal solutions to deal with pain, particularly in areas such as the back, hip, hands or feet.

Pain Management and Rehabilitation Services

Apart from physical therapy services there are other pain management techniques and rehabilitation services offered by a physical therapy rehabilitation center which include:

  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  • Radiofrequency radio ablation
  • Prolotherapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Medication such as NSAIDs, analgesics, muscle relaxants
  • Manual techniques
  • Exercise

Customized Physical Therapy Programs

A physical therapy rehabilitation center has a range of physical therapy programs that are customized according to the individual needs of patients, whatever be their age and the kind of pain – due to joint disorders, muscle disorders, injury, or sprain. First, the actual condition is diagnosed with diagnostic tools such as X-ray, MRI scan, and CT scan. Then, various physical therapy programs are initiated including therapeutic exercises to help the patients get back to their routine lifestyle.

Elements of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation

These physical therapy rehabilitation programs are proven methods and are extremely beneficial for the vast majority of patients. Some of these modalities include:

  • Massage
  • Myofascial release
  • TENS
  • Ultrasound for healing soft tissue injuries
  • Traction
  • Heat or ice for dealing with inflammation and muscle spasm
  • Injury prevention
  • Rehabilitation services

Physical therapy exercises help improve function and flexibility, reduce pain, strengthen the muscles and increase overall flexibility. They are prescribed based on the particular kind of pain suffered by the patient, and are remarkably effective in managing the discomfort. With these modalities, physical therapy and rehabilitation for pain relief can truly restore movement, strength and a sense of freedom and confidence in the patient.

Author's Bio: 

Brooklyn Physical Therapy - HealthQuest, an established physical therapy and rehabilitation center based in Brooklyn, NYC, provides personalized physical therapy and rehabilitation services.