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Physical Therapy to Relieve Back Pain

Most back pain patients at the Spine Center are treated with physical therapy or spinal injections before surgery is considered. We have a comprehensive Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) program that specializes in providing physician-driven therapeutic treatments for patients suffering with recurrent or new, onset back pain. 

Our team of board certified PM&R specialists (physiatrists), licensed spine therapists and primary spine physicians are dedicated to creating a care plan that best meets each patient’s specific lifestyle and recovery goals. All patients are carefully evaluated by one of our expert physicians to determine the best spine treatment, which may involve a combination of therapies. 

Spinal Physical Therapy Services 

While simple changes like wearing orthotic shoes, sitting in a specific chair or stretching can relieve some back and neck discomfort, physical therapy may be needed if your pain persists for longer than three days. We offer several different physical therapy and rehabilitation techniques focused on relieving aching, pain, weakness and stiffness, including:

  • Therapeutic exercises to improve flexibility, core strength and body mechanics (how you sit, stand and move)
  • Stabilization exercises
  • Heat packs and ultrasound (delivers heat to deep tissues)
  • Manual therapy including manipulation or massage
  • McKenzie Method® therapy  
  • Home-based exercise programs
  • Spine care educational information to prevent recurring problems
  • Bracing or orthotics 

While reducing your immediate pain is important, we want the results to be lasting. Our spine physicians and therapists are trained in the latest methods to help restore movement and function and improve overall fitness so that you can reduce the chance of future back and neck problems.

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The Spine Center is located at Medical Plaza - Clemmons: 

2341 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd.
Clemmons, NC 27012

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