Back/Neck

   The therapists at the Center for Orthopedic and Lymphatic Physical Therapy (COLPT) know that back and neck pain can limit your ability to perform your usual activities of daily living, recreation and job duties.   

   Many factors contribute to neck and back pain including trauma, car accidents, poor posture, weakness, degenerative changes of the spine, bone spurs (stenosis), and osteoarthritis.

   During your first visit with one of our highly trained physical therapists we will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment plan to return you to your usual life.

According to a study in Medicine: May 2017 - Volume 96 - Issue 20 - p e6691

“Neck and back pain problems are pervasive and associated with chronic pain, disability, and high healthcare utilization.   Among adults, 60% to 80% will experience back pain and 20% to 70% will experience neck pain that interferes with their daily activities during their lifetimes.   At any given time, 15% to 20% of adults will report having back pain and 10% to 20% will report neck pain symptoms.   

The vast majority of back and neck pain complaints are characterized in the literature as non-specific and self-limiting, but with a high frequency of recurrence.   Importantly, in low back pain, the duration of the first episode has been positively associated with the probability of recurrence, with each recurrence marked by increasing severity and disability.   This suggests that what happens during the first or incident episode may have a significant influence on the occurrence and severity of subsequent episodes and the development of long-term disability. Additionally, back and neck pain consistently rank in the top five disabling disorders in the United States.”

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