When you suffer from back or neck pain, you quickly learn how to avoid aggravating the area. You may move, sit, or sleep differently to avoid pain, and in doing so teach your body to avoid certain movements and positions. This results in a decreased range of motion and can eventually cause recurrent pain. To learn more about how active therapy can help, keep reading.
Why Active Therapy Works
Active therapy is based on helping your body move properly again and regaining lost range of motion to prevent recurring pain. When your body loses range of motion, your muscles atrophy due to disuse. Passive therapies such as heat or ultrasound cannot eliminate recurring pain in this situation because they only target the areas currently affected without rebuilding the muscles. Active therapy targets the disused muscles and rebuilds them to support and stabilize your spine, back, and neck, resulting in a permanent, pain-free solution.
What Active Therapy Treats
Active physical therapy has been proven effective in treating a wide range of conditions. It is an effective means to treat back and neck conditions such as sciatica and prolapsed discs, as well as osteoarthritis or other painful joint conditions. Active therapy is also effective in treating sports and other injuries, such as strains, sprains, and tendon injuries or disorders. Pain does not need to be recurring for you to benefit from active therapy, nor does your condition need to have lasted for a certain amount of time.
Who Can Benefit from Active Therapy
There is no age limit on who can receive active therapy. Both young and elderly individuals can benefit from this treatment, which increases stabilization, range of motion, and wellness in the body. If you’ve suffered from the same condition for years and had no luck with previous passive therapy treatments, it could be time for you to find out what active therapy can do for you.
Come in to SpineOne today for an evaluation so you can start living your life pain-free. In addition to active physical therapy, we offer chiropractic, massage therapy, and minimally invasive procedures. To find out more, visit our website or call (720) 251-2687 today.