People often see physical therapy as a form of detention. They get through their operations, and they just want to be done; they don’t want to go back for additional appointments. We understand. Nobody wants to have back troubles in the first place, and all too often, the journey to a solution is exhausting and far longer than we want. Having to stick around for PT is the last thing you’d logically want to do. However, if you really want to not have to come back, PT is your very best friend!
Why Following Through With PT is Worth It
Even if you’ve undergone a minimally-invasive spine procedure instead of a traditional one, we will send you to PT and you should follow through. The time, appointments, and copays are worth it for the following reasons:
PT helps you heal
People skip PT in their hurry to get back to regular life, which is highly ironic considering that PT is the fastest route to their goal. When you come off of surgery, you’re usually weak, which is the last thing your spine needs as it tries to heal correctly. Use PT to build important strength and correct form that will set you up for years of comfort.
PT renews your mobility and flexibility
The weeks and months after your operation are foundational to your future quality of life. You have the chance to determine how flexible and strong you will be. PT gives your nerves a chance to send better signals to your brain and enhance the mobility of your limbs. The movements you do within PT will help loosen your muscles, giving your body the chance to align itself correctly instead of awkwardly compensating and creating more issues.
PT mitigates symptoms
When you get out of surgery, you usually end up with residual symptoms like pain, stiffness, or weakness. A physical therapist will help you keep those symptoms at bay. Hopefully, your physical therapy can eliminate those symptoms altogether.
PT gets you recovered sooner
At the Spine Institute of North America, we want to get our patients back on-track as soon as we can, which means we are on the same page as you are. However, we understand that rushing the recovery process is the most effective way to undo the positive progress you’ve made. When we figure out what kind of physical therapy will help you, we’ll ensure that it will give you the most results as soon as possible — if you stick with it.
Physical Therapy Isn’t a Waste of Time
The human body is an incredible thing, and if you use physical therapy to give it a chance, you will be amazed what you can overcome. At the Spine Institute of North America, we specialize in helping people find solutions to back issues they don’t think are solvable. That is why we have gained an international reputation for excellence in spine procedures. Don’t let back pain pull you down. Instead, contact us in New Jersey for world-class treatment and pain management!