Spine Therapy & Rehab for Back/Neck Pain

Your spine is very complex; it consists of many joints, soft tissue, a spinal cord and hundreds of nerves that run to your arms and legs. CRI physical therapists are skilled in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the spine. Physical therapists are highly trained in the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the spine. At Coastal Rehabilitation Inc, our physical therapists are experts in treating neck, back and spine conditions and injuries to reduce or eliminate pain and improve functional mobility. With such an intricate set of bones, joints, soft tissue and nerves composing your spine; you want the skill of a physical therapist to examine and assess your condition. With a thorough examination and evaluation, a physical therapist will determine the cause of your pain or disability. Your physical therapist will develop a specialized rehabilitation program that focuses on treating the specific cause of your symptoms in order to help you reach optimal functional abilities with the least amount of pain.

Not all back pain is the same; your back is unique from every other spine. The physical therapists at CRI will design a comprehensive and tailored rehabilitation program based on a skilled examination. Your individualized treatment plan is based on the expert assessment completed by your physical therapist to treat the specific causes of your pain and symptoms.

Most neck and back pain can be treated successfully with conservative (non-operative) treatments.  Neck and back pain can be debilitating; therefore, it is important that a knowledgeable professional (your physical therapist) develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address all aspects of your condition.

Some of the common causes are:

  • Disc herniation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Fracture
  • Trauma
  • Whip lash
  • Pinched nerves
  • Post surgical fusion
  • Post surgical laminectomy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Infection
  • Cancer
  • Discectomy

Posture is an important key element in maintaining a healthy spine. Correct posture is a cornerstone of physical therapy for neck and back pain. Poor posture results in additional wear and tear on the spine. Postural misalignment can cause symptoms such as radiating pain away from the back and spine due to a pinched nerve or muscle spasms that can often create headaches and neck pain.  Poor posture can lead to various conditions within the spine and involving the surrounding structures including muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons. After an injury or surgery to the spine, poor posture can slow the process of healing and aggravate symptoms. Your physical therapist will assess your specific needs in regards to your posture and its effects on your condition.

At Coastal Rehabilition, we understand the complexity of your spine and will help you to manage your condition and symptoms. Back and neck pain can be debilitating, frustrating and overall difficult to deal with. Coastal Rehabilitation’s physical therapists excel with their expertise in developing treatment programs including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, postural correction, functional training and pain relieving modalities along with patient education to address the specific causes of your symptoms, relieve your pain, help you to return to function and prevent reinjury.

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At CRI, treatment sessions are typically 1 hour each, giving clinicians time to address both physical and functional impairments.