TuDor Pain Management
Treatment for pain, particularly those suffering from neck and back pain, can be managed through various forms of physical therapy. Physical therapy involves the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries or disabilities. It can help to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore function and movement.
Pain Management Treatment
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.
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.
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Manual Therapy: mobilization of the spine and extremities some based on Maitland Australian techniques
- Heat / Ice Packs
- Back and Spine Therapy
- Lumbar/Cervical Spine Decompression Traction Table
- 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
- Electric Stimulation
- High voltage, Interferential, TENS unit applications
- Moist Heat
- Aqua Jet Bed
- Stretching & Strengthening exercises
- Low-impact aerobic conditioning
Physical Therapy Vs. Opioids For Pain Management
Due to the extreme risks associated with opioid use, the CDC has recommended nonopioid approaches, including physical therapy, for a wide range of pain management cases. CDC guidelines limit the recommendation of prescription opioids to very limited cases, such as cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care, as well as certain acute care situations.
Patients should choose physical therapy when:
The risks of opioid use outweigh the rewards.
Potential side effects of opioids include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping opioid use.
Patients want more than masking the pain.
Opioids reduce the sensation of pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain, often enabling physical issues to worsen.
Opioids are prescribed for pain.
The CDC recommends that opioids "should be combined" with nonopioid therapies, such as physical therapy.
Pain lasts 90 days.
CDC guidelines prefer nonopioid therapies for chronic pain and recommend opioid therapy only if expected benefits for both pain and function are anticipated to outweigh significant risks.