Neck Pain and Back Pain
At Goldsboro Spine Center, our physical therapists are experts in helping patients quickly resolve their back and neck pain. During your evaluation, we will discuss your history, examine your spine, and evaluate your movement, strength, walking, and coordination. This will help our physical therapists pinpoint the exact cause of your back pain or neck pain. We will work closely with your physician to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function. Call us today or use the “Make Appointment” button so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today!
Physical rehabilitation is successful by improving muscular endurance, balance, flexibility, coordination and strength through specific therapeutic activities. The goal of rehabilitation is to minimize pain and maximize function.
A variety of therapies are also used at the Goldsboro Spine Center to speed the healing process and improve patient comfort. These include: electrical muscle stimulation, heat or ice, muscle relaxation techniques, spinal traction, and trigger point therapy. Cervical Traction is performed to traction open the individual vertebrai and extremity segments, decrease spasms, and increase mobility, circulation and nutrition to the involved joints. Therapeutic exercise training is used with the purpose of increasing and maintaining strength, endurance, range of motion and flexibility. These activities incorporate one parameter of strength, endurance, range of motion, or flexibility.
Since the shoulder motions are so complex, it takes experts in movement analysis to truly understand what is the root cause of your problem. Our expert physical therapists at Golsboro Spine Center Experts have years of medical training in movement analysis to determine exactly where your pain is coming from. We put together a comprehensive treatment plan that will quickly relieve your pain and return your shoulder’s full range of motion. The goal is to get you back to normal activities, as pain-free and as quickly as possible. Furthermore, we educate you on posture techniques and simple exercises you can do to maintain your shoulder health.
If you have had shoulder surgery, count us to work with you and your physician to achieve the best outcomes. With years of experience in helping patients fully recover from shoulder surgery, you are in good hands at Goldsboro Spine Center Experts. Call us today to learn more how we can help you quickly relieve your shoulder pain!
Tandem exercises, along with a postural challenges, may be utilized to evaluate stability. Therapeutic exercise training is used with the purpose of increasing and maintaining strength, endurance, range of motion and flexibility. These activities incorporate one parameter of strength, endurance, range of motion, or flexibility.
Have you recently stepped out of bed to experience a stabbing pain in your heel? You may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. This common disorder is characterized weakness, swelling, or inflammation in the heel of your foot. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that spans the entire bottom of your foot, connecting your toes to your heel. This tissue is responsible for creating the arch of the foot. When the tissue is overused or stretched too far, you may experience pain in your heel and difficulty walking.
Plantar fasciitis is very common in people who are active runners, going long distances, down hills, or over jagged surfaces. It is common among people who are overweight or obese. In addition, you are more likely to suffer from this condition if you have abnormal arches, wear shoes that lack proper support, have a tight Achilles tendon, or if you have recently made a change in your physical activities.
When you visit Goldsboro Spine Center , your provider will complete a thorough assessment of your medical history and symptoms. Our team of skilled professionals will review your information to determine which treatment options may be best for your case.
Although a traditional doctor may prescribe narcotic pain relievers and suggest that you take it easy on your injured heel, our rehab experts provide a much more hands-on approach. We have found that one of the most effective solutions for severe heel pain is adequate stretching. Your physical therapy specialist will demonstrate a selection of stretches you can do in a session and at home to improve heel pain. Your provider may also offer nutritional and lifestyle counseling so that you can make the appropriate changes to prevent further episodes of plantar fasciitis. Physical Therapy can be used to increase the functional performance and range of motion. It can also decrease inflammation and muscle spasms in the involved areas.
Poor Balance / Risk of Falling
Did you know that one out of three adults aged 65 and older fall each year? Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. Our ability to balance when walking or moving can change for a number of reasons. As we age, there is a natural loss of balance due to slowing down of reflexes, muscle weakness and tissue changes. In addition, arthritis in the ankles, knee or hips can affect balance. Furthermore, any neurological changes such as Parkinsons Disease, spinal cord injuries, nerve injuries, back problems and much more can play a role in diminished balance.
Our ability to balance relies mainly on 3 factors. Our ability to perceive movement comes from the nerve sensors in our joints and muscles, our vision and the position of our head in space through the vestibular system in the inner ear. When any one of these factors is not optimum, our ability to balance is affected and our risk for falling greatly increases.
People are often not aware of their change in balance as changes typically occur over a long period of time. A good rule of thumb to test your balance is being able to balance on one leg for 10 seconds without a problem. If you lose your balance quickly or wobble significantly, then you are at a higher fall risk.
The good news is that there is a lot than can easily be done to improve your ability to balance, which improves your walking and makes the risk of falling significantly less. Physical therapy is the main treatment for poor balance and reducing the risk of falls. It begins with a thorough evaluation of your walking, balance, coordination, joint movement, range of motion and strength. In the case of neurological conditions, more testing is done to determine visual tracking and your vestibular system function, which contributes to your balance.
After discovering the root cause of your balance difficulties, we program a treatment plan that will improve your ability to balance, walk and negotiate many different uneven terrains such as grass, sand, stairs and more. In addition, if you use a cane or walker, we can instruct you in the proper use of that adaptive equipment. Physical therapy goes a long way to improving your balance and setting you on the safe path to enjoying activities you love. Call us today to learn more how we can improve your balance and walking! 3-D Vibration Acceleration Training creates instability in the human body, which in turn, with each vibration, the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, multiple times per second. The muscle contractions work in multiple dimensions which optimally “loads” the patient’s frame while minimizing high impact, high load, and high stress factors. Its benefits range from immediate improvement in blood circulation, to a variety of other measurable outcomes: such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite, increased bone mineral density, reduces pain and soreness and faster recovery.
These therapies can be used in combination with chiropractic adjustments to provide the most effective treatment.
Treatments consist of gentle spinal adjustments and rehabilitation that are tailored to your specific needs. Injured patients benefit from our state of the art rehabilitation clinic featuring the newest line of equipment. Because our clinic accepts workers compensation and auto injury patients, your recovery will be more comprehensive and convenient.