Spine Conditions

The care of spine patients by physical therapists is continuously evolving as more and more research becomes available. We offer quality care at the cutting edge of research.

 

  • Current evidence indicates the benefit of spinal manipulation by physical therapists on various disorders of the neck, middle and lower back during the early stages of an injury.
  • The combination of exercise and manipulation performed by a physical therapist has been proven effective in the treatment of lower back pain of longer durations.
  • Persistent back pain can be decreased and managed with a properly designed program of exercise and education.
  • Back pain recurrence has also been shown to decrease under the influence of a properly designed exercise program.
  • Low Back Pain and Neck Pain
    • Disc Problems (Herniation, Degenerative disk disease)
    • Stenosis
    • Instability
    • Radiculopathy (Sciatica etc)
    • Piriformis syndrome
    • Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
  • Post-surgical
    • Lumbar and Cervical Fusion
    • Decompression (Laminectomy, laminotomy, foraminotomy)
    • Disc Replacement/debridement

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Events

10/27: Community Forum on Ebola Preparedness

Medical experts from Newton-Wellesley, the city of Newton, and Mass General will present about ebola, with a Q&A session. Mon, Oct. 27, NWH Shipley Auditorium - 7:00 to  8:30 pm
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10/28: Free Running Clinic

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Shipley Auditorium at Newton-Wellesley Hospital for a free presentation for beginner and intermediate runners. Registration required.
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News

"Top Doctors"

Boston Magazine featured Newton-Wellesley Hospital in their annual “Top Doctors” issue as a top community hospital outside of Boston.
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US News and World Report

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 16th in Massachusetts.
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