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Pain Management Specialist

All Health Physical Therapy Inc.

Physical Therapy located in Tucker, GA

Acute and chronic pain can make every day a struggle, but with expert care from the team at All Health Physical Therapy Inc. located in Tucker, GA and serving Decatur, GA, you can start to regain mobility and find relief with pain management solutions. The sooner you start physical therapy, the easier it is to prevent your pain from getting worse or turning into a chronic problem. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature today.

Pain Management Q & A

When do I need pain management?

Many people believe in pushing through their pain, but that’s not always the best approach. In many cases, early physical therapy goes a long way toward relieving your pain and restoring function without needing powerful pain medications.

Management of acute pain

Acute pain begins when you suffer an injury or illness. While this type of pain can be severe, it should last less than a few months or go away when the underlying problem heals.

The initial treatment for acute pain often includes passive or active physical therapy. Starting physical therapy as early as possible lowers your risk of acute pain turning into chronic pain.

Management of chronic pain

Chronic pain lasts at least 3-6 months or persists long after the injury heals. Chronic pain doesn’t respond well to medication. As a result, physical therapy is often the first treatment for chronic pain.

You should also start physical therapy early for chronic pain. Without treatment, ongoing pain changes your central nervous system. As a result, your nerves become more sensitive and your pain increases.

How does physical therapy relieve pain?

The team at All Health Physical Therapy Inc. use many modalities that relieve acute and chronic pain by:

  • Increasing blood flow
  • Diminishing inflammation
  • Increasing range of motion
  • Promoting flexibility
  • Restoring muscle strength
  • Rebuilding balance
  • Improving body mechanics

Physical therapy isn’t a temporary, quick fix. Rather, the goal of your treatment is to alleviate pain over time and improve your long-term functioning.

What physical therapy modalities are used in pain management?

Your therapist at All Health Physical Therapy Inc. takes the time to understand your pain and its underlying cause. Then they develop a pain management plan that fits your physical ability and works toward your personal goals.

Physical therapists offer a variety of treatments or modalities, including:

Manual therapy

Manual therapy is a foundational part of pain management. Your manual therapy may include:

  • Joint mobilization or manipulation
  • Myofascial release
  • Muscle energy technique
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Neural or visceral mobilization
  • Trigger point techniques
  • Passive range of motion
  • Dry needling

Dry needling uses a thin needle to release trigger points.

Active physical therapy

Movement-based activities include stretching and exercises to improve your range of motion and strength. The type of exercise varies, depending on your needs, but All Health Physical Therapy Inc. is equipped with a full gym to accommodate each individual’s needs.

Don’t wait to seek pain management solutions. Call All Health Physical Therapy Inc. or schedule an appointment online today.