Back & Neck Pain

Our physical therapists at Rehab4Life are equipped to treat both acute and chronic neck/back pain.  We believe it is important to perform a full biomechanical evaluation to properly treat the direct cause of pain. Whether your back/neck pain was caused by a traumatic injury, overuse, or congenital deformity, we promise to work with you to help return to work, sport, health, and life!

The following therapeutic modalities may be used during your treatment session:

Ultrasound – uses sound waves to assist in the healing of damaged tissue such as muscle, ligaments and tendons. It is a form a heat that penetrates damaged tissues deeper than an electric heating pad is able to.

Phonophoresis – When ultrasound is used to help deliver medication directly into skin or tissue to decrease pain, decrease inflammation or to break down scar tissue.

Iontophoresis – When a small electric current is used to help deliver medication into tissue such as muscle, tendons or ligaments to decrease pain or inflammation.

Electrical Stimulation – The use of an electric current to stimulate nerves and/or muscles to decrease pain, decrease muscle spasms or to contract a muscle.

Cervical Traction – The use of a mechanical device to stretch neck soft tissues, muscles and ligaments and to cause separation between vertebrae. It is used for conditions such as head aches, neck stiffness, neck pain, arm pain, arm/hand/finger numbness as a result of conditions such as whiplash, herniated discs, bone spurs and arthritis to name a few.

Lumbar Traction – The use of a mechanical device to stretch low back soft tissues, muscles and ligaments and to cause separation between vertebrae. It is used for conditions such as back stiffness, back pain, leg pain, leg/foot/toe numbness as a result of conditions such as whiplash, herniated discs, bone spurs and arthritis to name a few.

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