Patients who use medication to try and reduce pain will only fuel and encourage a dependence on the medication for relief over time. In many cases, medication will only mask the pain for short periods of time and increase the level of pain to return when the patient does not take another dosage of the medication. At Absaroka Pain & Rehab, we offer physical therapy and chiropractic techniques as an alternative treatment to medication and surgery.
These non-invasive options help the patient’s body heal naturally and gradually over time so the patient does not need to go through intensive procedures. Surgery may be the first choice patients choose, but it may not be necessary. In many cases, physical therapy will be the major component of treatment that helps a patient avoid continued pain and truly return to a healthy lifestyle.
It takes more than just one visit
Physical therapy and chiropractic involve patient education and participation in order to be truly effective. We will teach patients to manage and relieve their pain through customized physical therapy techniques. The goal is to help patients understand and utilize the techniques to treat the pain after the initial session of physical therapy and chiropractic. We understand that patients may not be able to visit our practice every single day and want to give them the necessary exercises to help relax and heal the body.
This way, patients can continue long-term health after they discontinue physical therapy and/or chiropractic sessions at our practice. We will help patients learn the techniques that promote the ability to move, reduce pain and help restore function in daily life. While we can help patients within a large age range from children to seniors, patients need to keep up active participation. Physical therapy and Chiropractic are not magical cure-all treatments that only requires one session. However, with a few sessions and a willingness to continue the exercises, patients will experience a long-term change to their health.
Since each patient is unique and their conditions will vary, we will customize the treatment on a patient by patient basis. The physical therapy and chiropractic techniques that work for one patient may not work for another. We will also adjust the treatment plan as the patient needs. With these techniques, some conditions will resolve completely and other symptoms can be prevented from flaring up and requiring patients to continue to prevent their symptoms from flaring up and avoid requiring more treatment in the future.
Contrary to popular belief, physical therapy and chiropractic are more than completing a few stretches, getting a quick pop or a little massage. Physical therapy and chiropractic involve techniques that target the specific tissues that hinder mobility. We help to relieve the cause of the pain with natural means rather than building a dependence to a pharmaceutical or other addictive substance(s).
If you are in need of physical therapy or chiropractic treatment, give us a call at 406-998-1054. We will schedule an appointment, review your current health situation and develop a treatment plan to lead you to your best health and well being.
Treatment For Multiple Conditions
What people may not realize is that there are multiple ways in which one can cause damage to his or her neuromusculoskeletal system. Even sitting at a desk can lead to issues with the wrist that will require treatment. Some of the conditions that people struggle with include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back/Neck from sitting at a desk a certain way for too long
- Car accident injuries
- Chronic back pain
One aspect of physical therapy and chiropractic that patients need to understand is that physical therapy is a process and not a single session cure. Patient participation during physical therapy and chiropractic can help to speed up the process a bit, but it will not speed up as much as some people probably hope. The body needs time to heal and will not benefit from an individual trying to speed up the healing process too much.
By using physical therapy and chiropractic, we can help to enhance and direct the healing process, ensuring that everything heals correctly. While some patients assume that surgery is the best route, surgery can actually increase the risk of health issues later on. With natural treatment and physical therapy, we can avoid future back, neck or spine issues that would be a direct result of overzealous surgical treatment.
By meeting with a team of professionals, we can determine the best techniques for treatment. In some cases, there may be new developments that require us to change the treatment. If this is so, we will be sure to review it with the patient and loved ones so that no one is confused throughout the process. We take the time to ensure that the physical therapy and chiropractic do not cause any other issues in the patient. Please call us at (406) 998-1054 for more information or to schedule an appointment today.
If you would like to learn more about chiropractor for kids and the various treatments we provide, call (406) 998-1054 to schedule a consultation.