Patients who use medication to try and reduce pain will only fuel and encourage a dependence on the medication for relief over time. In many cases, medication will only mask the pain for short periods of time and increase the level of pain to return when the patient does not take another dosage of the medication. At Brick Pain Relief and Wellness Institute, we offer physical therapy and chiropractic techniques as an alternative treatment to surgery.
These non-invasive options help the patient’s body heal naturally and gradually over time so the patient does not need to go through intensive surgical procedures. While surgery may be the first choice some patients choose, it may not be necessary. In many cases, physical therapy and alternative medicine will be the major component of treatment that helps a patient recover and return to a healthy lifestyle.
Our treatment options will help you recover and build lasting lifestyle changes to avoid injuring the same area of your body again.
Healing Takes Time
Physical therapy involves patient education and participation in order to be truly effective. Benefits of our physical therapy and alternative medicine can include:
- Identifying the source of the pain and provide the most effective treatment
- Teaching patients exercises and stretches to help recovery
- Helping patients manage and relieve their pain
- Providing continued guidance and support to patient
- Promote the ability to move, reduce pain and restore daily function in life
This way, patients can continue long-term health after they discontinue physical therapy sessions at our practice. While we can help patients within a large age range from children to seniors, patients need to keep up active participation. Physical therapy is not a magical cure-all treatment that only requires one session. However, with a few sessions and a willingness to continue the exercises, patients will experience a long-term change to their health.
Customizing Treatment for Your Needs
Since each patient is unique and their conditions will vary, we will customize the treatment on a patient by patient basis. The physical therapy techniques that work for one patient may not work for another. We will also adjust the treatment plan as the patient needs. With these techniques, patients can continue to prevent their symptoms from flaring up and avoid requiring more treatment in the future.
Contrary to popular belief, physical therapy is more than completing a few stretches or a massage. Physical therapy involves techniques that target the specific areas of pain that hinder mobility. We help to relieve the pain with natural means instead of having a patient develop a dependence on a medication.
Treatment for Multiple Conditions
What people may not realize is that there are multiple ways in which one can cause damage to the musculoskeletal system. Even sitting at a desk can lead to issues with the wrist that will require treatment. Some of the conditions that we treat include:
- Back/Neck from sitting at a desk a certain way for too long
- Car accident injuries
- Chronic back pain
- Herniated discs
- Sciatica pain
- Headache issues
- Knee and shoulder pain
One aspect of physical therapy that patients need to understand is that physical therapy is a process and not a single session cure. Patient participation during physical therapy can help to speed up the process a bit, but it will not speed up as much as some people probably hope. However, the body needs time to heal and will not benefit from an individual trying to speed up the healing process too much.This is crucial since many injuries can have pain starts out as a minor ache and slowly builds over time. As the pain gets worse, the person will begin to have:
- Difficulty moving
- Constant soreness
- Difficulty turning the neck or spine
- Problems standing or sitting without feeling pain
- Other health problems resulting from chiropractic pain
By using physical therapy, we can help to enhance and direct the healing process, ensuring that everything heals correctly. While some patients assume that surgery is the best route, surgery can actually increase the risk of health issues later on. With natural treatment and physical therapy, we can avoid future back, neck or spine issues that would be a direct result of surgical treatment.
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By meeting with a team of professionals, we can determine the best techniques for treatment. In some cases, there may be new developments that require us to change the treatment.
We will work with the patient every step of the way to promote healing and living a healthy life afterward. We take the time to ensure that the physical therapy does not cause any other issues in the patient. Call us to learn more or schedule an appointment today. We can help you begin the path toward healing and preventing the pain from controlling your life.
If you would like to learn more about Alternative Medicine and the various treatments we provide, call (732) 504-6559 to schedule a consultation.