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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