Unbearable pain indicates serious injury. Pain in a way gives clues to the physiotherapist regarding the underlying pathology and the treatment to be approached. Thus the investigation is always started by locating the pain in the body. The physiotherapist tries to understand the location and effect of the pain on the internal parts of the patient's body. Deep and precise pain is either caused due to poor posture or because of degenerative problems, on the other hand symptoms like pinched nerves and bizarre pains are caused due to multiple internal health concerns.
People suffering from neck pain will have to provide complete information on aspects like general health status, bowel movements, weight loss program, past medical history, their daily appetite, sleeping regime and dosage of medicines. The physiotherapist will later on try to explore the positioning of neck, shoulders, spine and arms. Hunched back, rounded shoulder and poked chin posture abnormalities are the leading causes for neck pains. Neck pain and incorrect postures can be corrected by massages and physical exercises that are shown by the physiotherapist.
Generally, patients are asked to perform a few cervical movements to elicit the pain in neck region. Patient's response to these exercises will help the physiotherapist decide on the kind of treatment that will be required to cure the problem. Flexion, retraction, rotation and extension of neck will pinpoint the exact problem. Physiotherapist also checks for reflexes and sensation of neck muscles. This is done to ascertain the strength and wellness of the muscles in that region.
Physiotherapy treatments in Thunder Bay usually include manual therapies that are either performed by the physiotherapists themselves or are done by their assistants under the supervision of a doctor. Massages are done only using thumbs and heels of hands. Pressure is laid on joints of neck and spine. Hands of the massager are gently moved from one problematic area to the other. Heat is generated on wounded region; the natural heat heals the damaged internal muscle, tissue or bone.
The physiotherapist has to monitor the improving health status of the patient. Duration and number of sessions of the treatment will depend on the response of the patient's body. If the patient isn't relieved from his /her pain, the physiotherapist will have to re-perform all the tests and then start a new recovery treatment. Patients needn't panic whenever they experience forceful pain and movements on their body, these are an inevitable part of remedial therapy.
One will have to strictly follow the instructions of their physiotherapists for quick and positive results. Exercises that were taught during the physiotherapy sessions must be practiced even at home for persistent results. Physiotherapists of Thunder Bay are well versed at solving all kinds of joint problems.