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Physical therapy and exercise for pain

August 14, 2019

Targeting trouble spots with specific exercises and physical therapy can help relieve pain or heal following an injury or illness. The right pain management physician can help patients manage pain, regain movement, and live a healthier, happier lives.

 

DHD Medical with offices in Brooklyn and New York City spends the necessary time understanding the patients condition, mental health, and function,in order to build a personalized treatment plan.

 

 

 

Benefits of Exercise
 

Living well is a part of maintaining good health. How do you maintain good health. Diet and exercise of course. Our body produces endorphins, which function as your own natural painkillers. Work, sport, day-to-day routine, stress alone, may cause our our bodies to tense up. When this happens we start developing pain that can worsen over time. Regular exercise releases this tension, helping you gain greater flexibility and feel more relaxed.

 

Types of exercise recommended

  • Stretching exercises. It's important to stretch at least once a day to help increase flexibility, loosen tight/stiff muscles, and improve your range of motion. ...

  • Strengthening exercises. To help build strong muscles, for example, squats, wall push ups or bicep curls.

  • Cardiovascular exercises.

 

Treating Pain With Physical Therapy
 

"Physical therapy tackles the physical side of the inflammation, stiffness, and soreness with exercise, manipulation, and massage, but it also works to help the body heal itself by encouraging the production of the body's natural pain-relieving chemicals."

 

Once a physical therapy plan has been implemented patients start to feel better. Pain starts to lessen. Basic everyday routines such as walking up the stairs or walking the dog, making the bed become easier. Over time, your movement, endurance, coordination, and balance will also improve.

 

Most common conditions utilizing physical therapy are:

  • Strokes

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Back and Neck Pain

  • Limitations in joint range of motion

  • Work injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Burns

  • Post operative orthopedic patient

     

Physical Therapy: Chronic Pain Treatment Options:

 

Physical therapy involves a number of different types of pain management 

  • Massage Therapy

  • Manipulation of joints and bones

  • Manual therapy using hands or tools on soft tissue

Physical therapy programs strengthen core muscle groups that support the low back, improve mobility and flexibility, and promote proper positioning and posture are often used in combinations with other interventions.

 

Physical therapy is just one way to relieve pain. Experienced doctors, pain management  and exercises combines will also reduce future injury. To learn more, talk to a  pain specialist to learn more about how physical therapy and exercise may help you fight pain and live healthier.

 

Resources: 

 

Back pain: The simple exercise that could alleviate symptoms in as little as six weeks
https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1154861/pain-in-back-lower-causes-exercises

 

Exercise Reduces Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
http://painandinjury.com/blog/2010/08/30/exercise-reduces-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain/

 

Physical Therapy for Pain Management - Pain Management Center ...
https://www.everydayhealth.com/pain-management/physical-activity-and-therapy.aspx

 

Low Back Pain Fact Sheet
https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

 

 

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