According to presented results, patients who started physical therapy within 6 weeks after cervicothoracic fusion had better maintenance of alignment and improved pain scores compared with patients who started therapy after 6 weeks.
Experts estimate that up to 80 percent of people will experience some form of neck pain in their lives, and as much as half of Americans will suffer from it this year alone.
Not only does back pain hinder our ability to properly perform our job, exercise, and do household chores, it also compromises our sleep. With so many adults experiencing such limitations, medical professionals are constantly finding new ways to treat back pain.
Lower back pain is very common. It usually develops due to overuse or a minor injury, but sometimes there may be no obvious cause. Lower back pain can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition.
Back or spinal decompression refers to a group of treatments used to relieve pressure on spinal discs. A healthcare professional may recommend surgical and nonsurgical therapies for decompression.