FAQ about Back Rehabilitation
At Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehab, you can pursue improved flexibility, mobility, and freedom from pain after an acute back injury. What follows is a list of questions about back rehabilitation which the professional team frequently answers in their Somerset, KY, facility.
Frequently asked questions about back rehabilitation
1. What is back rehab?
At Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehab in Somerset, KY, your team of physical therapists works with your primary care doctor and orthopedic physician to help you regain full mobility and function after an acute back injury or surgery. Consisting of a wide variety of stretching and strengthening exercises, back rehab:
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Improves mobility, balance, and flexibility
- Speeds healing
- Prevents further injury or prevents the need for additional surgery
2. Is back rehab appropriate after a sports injury, fall, or motor vehicle accident?
It can be with the approval of your doctor. Exercise conditioning allows an individual to return to his or her normal routines and activities more quickly and safely. As such, your back rehabilitation should start as soon as possible after you sustain an injury.
3. Is back pain a normal consequence of aging?
In general, pain is never a normal bodily function. In fact, it indicates something is wrong. Unfortunately, about 80 percent of Americans experience an episode of intense back pain at least once in their lives, reports VeryWellHealth.
4. How long does a back rehabilitation program last?
Your physician and your physical therapists have input on your personalized rehabilitation program. Yours will be tailored to your overall health, generalized state of conditioning, injury, or surgery and the goals you wish to achieve. In general, most back programs last four to six weeks and encompass both at-home stretching and strengthening exercises and routines at Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehab.
5. Will my exercises hurt?
Pain is never a goal with back rehab. You should always report any increase in pain or change in location to your therapist and physician.
Find out more
Achieve your best back health with a conditioning and rehabilitation program at Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehab in Somerset, KY. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm for your convenience. Phone today for a consultation: (606) 678-5708.