The back comprises muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons. Injuries to any of these soft tissues—including a simple back muscle strain—can have a significant impact on back pain, functionality, and ease of movement. There is mounting scientific evidence that stretching and muscle strengthening are more effective back pain treatments than rest and pain medication. Therapy has been shown to decrease treatment time, reduce the need for medications, and help you rehabilitate faster. At Summit, spine-specialized physical therapy is one more treatment option to help get you past pain and back to a fulfilling and active lifestyle.
When you come in for an appointment, our team will make decisions together as they are needed. If one of our physical therapists wants to consult with another team member about your care, we don’t ask you to set up another appointment—we step outside the consultation room, have a conversation with your doctor, and come back with the answer that best moves your recovery forward.
Our spine specialist physical therapists create a tailored exercise program designed to resolve your pain and prevent it from recurring. Physical therapy gives you the tools you need to reclaim strength, flexibility, and function, and leave your back pain in the past.
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