Princeton Pain and Spine Institute
Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist located in Lawrenceville, NJ and Edgewater, NJ
Physical therapy is a noninvasive, conservative approach to reduce pain and improve the function of your lower back, neck, shoulders, hips, and knees. For all types of spinal and joint pain, see Dr. Dinash Yanamadula and the physical therapy team at Princeton Pain and Spine Institute. Located in Lawrenceville and Edgewater, New Jersey, Dr. Yanamadula and his team cater physical therapy visits to your needs for effective and efficient pain relief. To schedule a visit today, call or book online.
Physical Therapy Q & A
What Types of Physical Therapy Treatments Are Available to Me?
At Princeton Pain and Spine Institute, Dr. Yanamadula and his team offer a variety of physical therapy methods that help to reduce pain and inflammation and improve joint function. Common types of physical therapy treatments include:
- Bodyweight and weight-based exercises
- Hot and cold therapy
- Electrical nerve stimulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Athletic taping and bracing
- Posture and gait training
- Balance and proprioceptive training
- Cardiovascular exercise
Depending on the cause of your symptoms, the team may recommend one or more of these therapies to assist in your recovery program.
How Does Physical Therapy Relieve Pain?
Physical therapy relieves pain in a number of ways. First, physical therapy modalities — including heat therapy, cardiovascular exercises, and weight-based exercises — increase blood flow to your muscles and other injured tissues. Increased blood flow helps supply the essential nutrients needed for healing while also reducing inflammation and swelling that can cause pain.
Second, physical therapy improves the function of your joints and muscles. This is especially beneficial if you suffer from joint stiffness or hypermobility — meaning your joints are unstable — because retraining the muscles can improve the range of motion of your joints while increasing joint stability from strong, supportive muscles.
Third, physical therapy improves coordination of all body systems. At Princeton Pain and Spine Institute, Dr. Yanamadula and his team understand that most chronic pain and spinal conditions aren’t isolated to a single area. When your spine or another joint is injured, it affects all the surrounding muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints above and below the injured area. With physical therapy, the team can help balance all of these areas to relieve pain and improve your overall coordination.
What Conditions Can Physical Therapy Improve?
Physical therapy is beneficial for almost any physical ailment or pain condition. At Princeton Pain and Spine Institute, the team specializes in physical therapy for spine pain — especially in the lower back and neck — as well as joint pain in the shoulders, knees, and hips. Conditions that can benefit from physical therapy include:
- Chronic joint and muscle pain
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Degenerative joint disease
- Labral tears
To find out which therapies are most beneficial for you, the team performs a complete physical exam and consultation to determine your diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Schedule a physical therapy consultation at Princeton Pain and Spine Institute now by calling or booking online.