Pain Relief with Dr. Pacelli, Chiropractor
When you visit Ideal Spine and Rehab, you’ll first have a complete spine evaluation. Dr. Pacelli will examine your neck, back and spine and assess how well you can move. You will be asked about symptoms such as pain in the neck or between the shoulder blades, pain that radiates down the arm to the hand or fingers, or numbness or tingling in the shoulder or arm. The exam will also check your strength and reflexes.
There are several red flags that Dr. Pacelli will look for when evaluating back pain. These warning signs will enable the Dr. is to detect fractures, tumors, or infections of the spine. If you have any of these red flags, the doctor can then prescribe the proper medical or adjustment procedure and treatment plan that will elevate your pain.
Rehabilitation with a Physical Therapist
During physical therapy, you will practice a range of exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support your neck and lower back. There are several types of stretching and exercises the physical therapist or rehabilitation coach will use to relieve stiffness, strengthen the area, and restore normal function of the neck. Treatments such as cold or heat application, deep tissue massage, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound may be used prior to or post exercise.You’ll also learn how to improve your posture and range of motion. To help you learn proper rehabilitation techniques, the physical therapist might have you stand in front of a mirror while exercising so that you can see the correct posture and movements required to gain maximum benefit. As with a physical therapist or a rehabilitation coach they will coach you in various movements to reduce stiffness, improve mobility, and increase range of motion.
Meeting with Dr. Pacelli and his medical and rehabilitation team on a routine basis will improve your spinal care and improve your overall wellness.