TuDor Physical Therapy Centers  

Pain Management

Treatment for pain, particularly those suffering from neck and back pain, can be managed through various forms of physical therapy. Physical therapy (PT) involves the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries or disabilities. PT helps to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore function and movement.

TuDor therapists work everyday with patients who suffer from debilitating pain. Pain can originate from different structures in the body and be muscular, nerve, joint, myofascial or a combination of any of these. It is the responsibility of our physical therapists (musculoskeletal specialists) to determine the source of the pain and then determine the most effective treatment.

A therapist may focus on decreasing pain with either passive or active therapy.

Examples of passive physical therapy include:

  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Manual Therapy
  • Heat / Ice Packs
  • TENS units
  • Ultrasound / Combo
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Decompression Traction Table

Examples of active physical therapy include:

  • Stretching
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Pain relief exercises
  • Low-impact aerobic conditioning

An important aspect to keep in mind about physical therapy is that each individual is different and may respond differently to therapy. People have different types of bodies, different patterns of movement, different alignments, and different habits. Physical therapists and their trained staff can monitor each individual and attempt to correct improper habits, alignments and movement patterns.

TuDor offers a variety of techniques for pain management. Our therapists can focus on decreasing pain with either passive or active therapy procedures. We customize the therapy plan for each individual patient.

  • Manual Therapy –mobilization of the spine and extremities some based on Maitland Australian techniques
  • Back and Spine Therapy
    • Lumbar/Cervical Spine Decompression Traction Table (www.lcdspine.com)
    • Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization (DLS) Techniques
    • McKenzie Spine Techniques
  • Pilates Certified Physical Therapists
    • Mat and Reformer
  • Laser Therapy
    • Certified In Treating With Cold Low Level Laser And Supraluminous Diode Pads
  • Ultrasound
  • Electric Stimulation
    • High Voltage, Interferential, TENS Unit Applications
  • Cryotherapy
  • Moist Heat
  • Aqua Jet Bed
Pain Management Program

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Tudor is now offering Trigger Point Dry Needling treatments

TDN is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes. This muscular tightness and spasm may lead to compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This may result in peripheral diagnoses, such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, tenosynovitis and radiculopathies.

Symptoms can include decreased mobility, chronic pain, tingling or numbness. Small thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The objective is to effect the muscle spindle and cause a inhibitory effect therefore, decreasing muscle spasms and symptoms. Electric Stimulation may be applied while the needle is in the muscle to promote the healing process.

Typically, patients experience the results in 3 to 6 sessions. However, additional sessions may be needed depending on the chronic nature of the trigger point and other contributing factors. After dry needling breaks the pain cycle by resolving the trigger point, other treatment techniques focusing on myofascial release, neuromuscular re-education and strengthening will be introduced into the rehabilitation.

To inquire about this specialty service or schedule an appointment, please contact our Corporate office at 330-965-9330.

Trigger Point Dry Needling
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