Spine surgery can cause damage to your back and neck that requires expert rehabilitation. The experienced Premier Performance Physical Therapy team specializes in spine rehabilitation, helping patients regain strength and function after surgery. Discover how you could benefit from their expertise by calling Premier Performance Physical Therapy of Sugarland, Katy, and Pearland TX today or using the online booking form to request an appointment.
Spine rehabilitation is vital to recovery from spine surgery. Spinal injuries can be severe and potentially life-threatening if they involve the spinal cord.
Spine surgeries aim to resolve back pain caused by conditions like herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica when other treatments prove unsuccessful.
Open surgery involves incising muscles to reach the spine, causing significant trauma. While it’s possible to perform many spine surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, there’s still a degree of tissue damage involved.
The experts in spine rehabilitation at Premier Performance Physical Therapy help you regain function, increase mobility, and avoid complications after injury or surgery.
Following surgery, you must restrict your physical activities to give the injured tissues time to heal. However, your muscles and connective tissues weaken without exercise, so you soon feel exhausted when you first start moving. Left long enough, connective tissues can shorten (atrophy), so you lose flexibility and suffer a reduced range of motion.
Spine rehabilitation stops your muscles and connective tissues from weakening and prevents atrophy. It also helps the injured area recover without forming excessive scar tissue or developing chronic pain.
The team ensures that everything you do promotes healing and improved physical function without causing further damage to the healing tissues.
The Premier Performance Physical Therapy team designs a customized spine rehabilitation program for you in collaboration with your neurologist or surgeon. Each patient’s physical therapy requirements differ, but your program could include:
Some rehabilitation therapies use active techniques, where you direct the stretches and exercises. Others involve hands-on treatments like manual therapy.
Talk to Premier Performance Physical Therapy about spine rehabilitation if you suffer a spine injury or undergo surgery for a back or neck problem. Call the office or book an appointment online today.