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Physical Therapy Center

In the SpineUniverse Physical Therapy Center, you'll learn the basics of physical therapy.  Your doctor may recommend that you go to PT to strengthen your spinal muscles and help your body deal with back pain.  You'll do a mix of passive and active treatments:  read about the differences in those treatments and how physical therapy will help you recover from back pain or neck pain.

What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists are medical professionals who treat people of all ages with health-related problems that limit physical function.

Physical Therapy: The McKenzie Method®

Learn about the McKenzie Method, a treatment plan that emphasizes education and active patient involvement in the management of spine disorders.

Hot and Cold Therapies for Pain and Discomfort

Hot and cold therapies are the oldest forms of treatment to help reduce muscle inflammation, tenderness, and pain. Learn more in this article.

What Is a Physiatrist?

A physiatrist is a medical doctor with specialized training in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain medicine.

Massage Therapy

Massage is a treatment option for back pain and neck pain. Learn the basics of massage therapy and find out how it can help reduce your back or neck pain.

Opioids for Severe Back Pain and Neck Pain

Opioids treat severe pain. However, they have a negative stigma of addiction and substance abuse. When taken as directed, opioids are a safe and effective treatment option for relieving severe chronic back pain and neck pain.
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