Pain Management

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Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy located in Clifton, NJ

Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. If you suffer from chronic pain, Pooja Vashi, DPT, along with the skilled team at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy offer customized, medication-free pain management that can restore your ability to perform everyday tasks and participate in the activities you enjoy. Pain management protocols can also address acute pain due to injury or following surgery. To schedule an assessment for pain management, call the office in Clifton, New Jersey, or make an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain has many causes; some are systemic conditions while others arise from injuries, postural imbalance, and repetitive movements. 

The skilled team at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy offers drug-free pain management for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Joint conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve pain
  • Migraines

The experts at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy are trained in a broad range of therapeutic techniques that can help you manage ongoing pain, so you don’t have to rely on prescription medicines or over-the-counter pain medication.

How does physical therapy help chronic pain?

The goals of pain management at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy is to strengthen your body, reduce inflammation and swelling, and increase mobility. Over time, physical pain management techniques result in significant pain relief.

Physical therapy promotes tissue healing and helps you regain pain-free functionality through active exercises and stretches as well as passive techniques like heat, ice, electronic muscle stimulation, or therapeutic ultrasound. 

Is pain management beneficial for acute pain?

Pain management at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy can also be designed for acute pain, such as pain associated with:

  • Sports injuries
  • Falls 
  • Car accidents
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures

Pain management can help reduce your pain after surgery. Surgical rehabilitation programs available at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy can also help speed recovery after surgical procedures. 

Physical therapy exercises for pain may include:

  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Bodyweight exercises
  • Hand weights or exercise bands
  • Active stretching
  • Therapist-assisted stretching

Your therapist may recommend additional techniques to achieve lasting pain reduction. In some cases, pain management can help eliminate chronic pain for good.

What else is involved in pain management?

Your expert designs a customized treatment plan based on individual factors such as the cause of your pain, your overall health and fitness level, your age, lifestyle, and other concerns. In addition to physical therapy, your pain management plan may include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Sports medicine
  • Occupational therapy

Your expert may give you instructions for at-home pain management techniques, such as exercises and stretches, changes to your home or work environment, or adjustments to other aspects of your lifestyle that will help reduce your pain and risk of further injury.

If you’re struggling to get through daily tasks or your pain is preventing you from doing the things you enjoy, schedule an assessment for occupational therapy at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy. Call the office today, or make an appointment online.