Physical Therapy for Pain Management Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice, FL
Please call Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine today & learn more about how physical therapy can help you relieve your pain & improve the quality of your life.
Each year, millions of Americans suffer from chronic and acute pain. Many develop emotional illnesses like anxiety, depression, and overall stress as a result of ongoing physical pain. From your ability to focus at work to your patience in personal relationships, all aspects of life are affected by chronic and acute pain.
With millions of patients in need of help and growing recognition that our current system for treating pain is failing, It’s time for a revolution in the science of pain management. At Ramos Center, we promote overall health first and foremost. We strive to provide our patients with top quality care and alternative treatments that will go beyond masking symptoms, actually alleviating pain at its source. Pain & Balance Physical Therapy is one of the many treatments offered at Ramos Center that has been proven to get patients back on their feet.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on body movement and controlled exercise to relieve patients pain and heal bodily ailments. Physical therapists work to provide patients with a treatment plan that will help them regain mobility and get them back to their normal routines. A physical therapist also helps patients look at the physiological and psychological effects of their pain and injuries.
3 Reasons to Invest in Physical Therapy
Physical therapy has been tested and has proven to help eliminate pain. There are three primary reasons that physical therapy is so essential in the treatment pain.
1) Get off Prescription Painkillers
Thousands of people die each year of prescription pill-related deaths. Our country is currently fighting an opioid epidemic that is self-inflicted due to the over-prescription of painkillers. Painkillers, especially opioids, are addictive and are accompanied by a long list of side effects that may require more medication to be prescribed to the patient. Some of these side effects include:
- Strong physical dependence
- Respiratory depression
When a patient opts to invest in physical therapy, they free themselves from being tied down to medications and their side effects. Unlike standard pain medications, physical therapy promotes overall healing rather than covering up pain for short periods of time.
2) Avoid Unneeded Surgery
It is estimated that about 20% of surgeries can be avoided by starting physical therapy and allowing the body time to heal on its own. Almost 50% of people who do go through a surgery will end up needing physical therapy afterward. By investing in physical therapy early on, a patient may be able to avoid surgical intervention later on.
3) Lower Overall Healthcare Costs
By reducing the use of painkillers and surgeries, physical therapy can be used to help get you back in shape and living life again. Besides from not having to pay for medication and costly procedures, physical therapy patients will have a better sense of wellness and the ability to go on living life in the healthiest way possible.
Many individuals feel that once they are injured it is impossible to get back to the same place physically. At Ramos Center, it is our mission to prove this is not the case. Our Pain & Balance patients prove that It is possible to gain mobility, rid yourself of pain, and fully recover after an injury.
Discover Pain Management with Physical Therapy Today!
Call Pain & Balance Physical Therapy today at (941) 260-0042 to set up a consultation or ask your Ramos Center physician during your next appointment to learn more about how physical therapy can help you!