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Can physical therapy help manage pain?

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Sometimes pain relief can be accomplished through physical therapy. Physical therapy (PT) involves treatments that focus on prevention and management of injuries or disabilities. PT helps to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore function and movement.

PT is practiced by a professionally trained physical therapist. A physical therapist is a specialist skilled and educated specifically in evaluation and conservative management, including rehabilitation, of orthopaedic, neurologic, and cardiovascular conditions..

From: Physical Therapy and Pain Management WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  International Spine Intervention Society

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on February 16, 2019

SOURCE:  International Spine Intervention Society

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on February 16, 2019

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