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Did you know that an estimated 15% of people have chronic or reoccurring neck pain, and 70% of people will experience lower back pain sometime during their life? If you are experiencing neck or back pain and wondering what can be done in order to manage it, physical therapists are often a recommended option. Here are three issues they often help with.

1. Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Fibromyalgia is a disorder with symptoms of widespread musculoskeletal pain. It often starts in the back, but moves to other parts of the body. Often, fibromyalgia develops after physical trauma, such as a car accident, though the origins of the pain are not fully understood. A physical therapist usually deals with this issue by recommending a combination of exercise and medications. There is evidence that suggests cardiovascular exercise, such as biking, is helfpul for treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

2. Physical Therapy for Neck Pain

Neck pain is often caused by cervical disc disease, which is a degenerative disease in which the discs that sit between the spinal vertebrae become worn and start to shrink, or degenerate. An estimated 60% of people over age 40 have some degree of cervical disc disease. Symptoms can include radiating pain that begins in the neck, as well as numbness in the extremities. Physical therapy for neck pain caused by degenerative discs can involve a technique known as cervical traction, where muscles and joints are manipulated in order to reduce pain. They can also help you to increase range of motion. If this does not work, surgery is an option.

3. Physical Therapy for the Ankle

Did you know that exercise programs developed by physical therapists can reduce athletic risk of injury by 41%? Once accidents do occur, proper rehabilitation is necessary. Otherwise, lifelong issues and reoccurring injuries are more likely to occur. Physical therapy for the ankle involves several techniques, including range of motion, stretching, balance and control, and strengthening exercises. Range of motion exercises, for example, might involve tracing letters of the alphabet with your toe in order to practice multiple directions of ankle movement. Balance exercises can include standing on your injured foot for up to 60 seconds.

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