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Getting Your Back Back to Normal

Consistently, there are a number of studies that have shown that more than 80% of Americans will experience some sort of lower back pain or even chronic back pain at some point during their lifetime.  This seemingly simple condition will cost more than $100 billion a year and will affect employee productivity and a loss in wages due to these costs.

Having chronic back pain can have a major negative effect on someone’s abilities to do daily, routine tasks.  If you have been to your doctor and have been diagnosed that you have a herniated disc, there are a number of things you want to do to eliminate pain and discomfort at your earliest convenience.   You might need epidural steroid injections to help you deal with any pain you are experiencing.

Most doctors will recommend 6 to 12 weeks of physical therapy. What is very promising is that as many as 85% of people with a diagnosed her new desk can actually experience successful treatment without the need to have any surgery.

A good physical therapy program will do much to increase your flexibility, mobility, muscular strength and range of motion. It will also help to reduce any future symptoms as you are now strengthening muscles that lightly weekend over time.

If you are looking for a Wyckoff physical therapy clinic, call Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation today and schedule your first free e valuation.

Here are some of the treatments you will experience at our clinic.

1) Hot and cold therapy applications

2) deep tissue massage

3) TENS (transcutaneous electrical stimulation)

4) traction sessions

5) hydrotherapy sessions

Once we have your pain minimalist, we will begin a detailed rehabilitation program that will include exercise and stretching movements. These will help to strengthen your lower back muscles and stabilize them around your spine.   The objective is to take any added pressure away from your spine and strengthening all the muscles around it.

When you work closely with your physical therapist and communicate clearly the pain or symptoms you are experiencing, he or she will be able to address them with modified rehabilitation or other stimulus.

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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