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Physical Medicine Pain Treatment

Physical therapy is a type of conservative treatment that helps relieve pain, promote healing and improve movement and function. It is often used in the treatment of back and neck pain.

Pain can have different causes. Mechanical back or neck pain results from damage to the structures of the spine. These include the vertebral bones, intervertebral joints and discs, ligaments, muscles and nerves. Physical medicine is more beneficial when treating this kind of pain. Non-mechanical back pain resulting from underlying pathology such as an infection, tumor or certain diseases may benefit from physical medicine though treatment is mainly focused on eliminating the underlying cause.

Physical medicine offers a wide range of treatments which can be broadly divided in 2 types.

Active treatment

Requires your active participation and includes exercises that stretch and strengthen the muscles as well as provide pain relief and aerobic conditioning.

Passive treatment

Passive treatments are treatments that are administered by a doctor or therapist. It includes:

  • Traction: Stretches the spine to relieve nerve compression
  • Massage: Increases blood flow, promoting healing and reduces spasms and stiffness
  • Heat and cold therapy: Heat promotes circulation. Cold therapy may be used in the initial phase of an injury to decrease inflammation
  • Ultrasound: Delivers heat to the deep tissues
  • TENS: Uses electrical impulses to block pain signals from the affected part
  • Braces: Supports the back as it heals after an injury or surgery

Your doctor will identify the source of your pain and discuss the type of treatment that would benefit you.

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Practice Locations

West Houston Medical Center

Richmond Ave., Ste. 324 12121
Houston, Texas 77082 MAP

West University/Galleria

Westpark 3391
Houston, Texas 77005 MAP

Memorial Hermann
Memorial City

Professional Building III
Gessner, Ste. 360915
Houston, Texas 77024 MAP

Humble Office

Richmond Ave., Ste. 32412121
Houston, Texas 77082 MAP

Katy Medical Art Center

West Grand Pkwy N, suite 320
1331 Katy, TX. 77493 MAP