Physical Therapy and modalities

This treatment provides non-invasive, non-surgical pain relief caused by a variety of health issues including spinal conditions that can also make it difficult to move around freely or perform everyday tasks.

The goals of PT and modalities include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Increased motion of the muscles, tendons and joints for better mobility and flexibility
  • Improved strength and coordination

Additional modalities that might benefit you may include:

  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Small electrodes are attached to the skin and conduct a minimal amount of current to relax tightened muscles and ease pain.
  • Ice Packs: These are applied to the painful area to decrease inflammation, pain and muscle spasms.
  • Moist Heat: This is applied to the areas in pain to both improve circulation to the spots in question and encourage the rapid healing of aching muscles.
  • Stretching Exercises: Designed to improve flexibility and mobility, these specialized exercises can also decrease muscle tension and tightness.
  • Non-Surgical Decompression Therapy: This well-known form of rehab care stretches the spine to relieve pressure from certain regions.
  • Posture/Body Mechanics/Ergonomics Therapy: We teach you the right ways to move as you complete activities associated with daily living.
  • Exercise Programs: Specific exercises can be designed just for the patient to address their particular areas of concern.
  • Back Braces: We may recommend wearing a back brace for a period of time to help firmly stabilize the spine and its surrounding muscles.


If you are suffering from low-back pain, neck pain, herniated disc, sciatica, pinched nerve and have been researching minimally invasive spine surgery as well as laser spine surgery, schedule an appointment to speak to Dr. T and Microspine Team today.

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