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Rehabilitation

Pain, Spine, & Rehab Associates

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Pain Medicine Specialists located in Gaithersburg, MD & Olney, MD

If you’ve had surgery or sustained an injury, rehabilitation helps you restore your strength, flexibility, and range of motion so you can return to your regular activities. The expert team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates in Gaithersburg and Olney, Maryland, provides customized rehabilitation programs to help you during your recovery. Call Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates or schedule a consultation online today to learn how rehabilitation can help you.

Rehabilitation Q & A

 

Why would I need rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is a critical part of a recovery plan. You may need rehabilitation after surgery or injury. You may also need rehabilitation if you have a degenerative condition such as osteoarthritis. Some of the issues that the rehabilitation team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates treat include:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Knee, ankle, and foot problems
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Wrist problems like carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis and other repetitive motion injuries
  • Balance problems
  • Mobility problems
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal cord and head injuries
  • Sports injuries

You may also benefit from rehabilitation after a stroke. For example, you may need to build strength and balance so you can return to an independent lifestyle. 

What happens during rehabilitation?

The team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates creates customized rehabilitation programs and partners with local physical therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists to ensure you receive the comprehensive care you need. 

During your first appointment, your rehabilitation specialist performs an exam to test your strength, range of motion, balance, and functional mobility. They also offer neurological screening tests. This physical assessment allows them to design a program to address your specific needs.

Your program may include:

  • Exercises
  • Stretches
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Bracing 
  • Mobility device training and practice
  • Cervical traction
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Osteopathic manipulation referrals
  • Chiropractic adjustments 

In most cases, you have a series of rehabilitation sessions. You may have more frequent appointments at the beginning of your program. Then, as you get stronger, there’s more time between your appointments. 

To get the most out of rehabilitation, your therapist prescribes “homework” — they teach you exercises and stretches to practice at home. Working with a therapist for an hour once or twice a week can help, but for sustained improvement, you need to practice every day.

What are the benefits of rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation improves your physical health and well-being. Instead of masking pain with medicine, you practice exercises and stretches that can reduce the pressure that causes your pain or build strength and flexibility to better support injured joints and tissues. It can also restore your independence after injuries and surgeries.\

Rehabilitation provides long-lasting relief by addressing the underlying issue causing your discomfort. It’s an excellent complement to other treatments provided by the team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates.

If you’re looking for expert, personalized rehabilitation services, call Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates or make an appointment online today.

 

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