St. Petersburg Physical Therapy | Brandon, FL Pain Management Clinic
Here are some questions we frequently get asked.
What’s Wrong With Me?
Our doctors and specialists use several methods to locate the cause of a person’s pain. It is the first step into creating a pain treatment plan. This process starts with an interview and a full examination.
Our doctors and specialists are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries and abnormalities common to the spine, extremities and the rest of the body. If you are suffering from back or neck pain, headaches, muscle or tendon strains, extremity issues like numbness or tingling, or any other bodily aches and pains, chiropractors can provide you with the effective relief you need. If your condition is out of the scope of care we can provide or would be more appropriately managed by another health care specialist, we will gladly and promptly make the necessary referral.
Can Your Pain Relief Center Help Me?
The treatment types we use have been around for several years and have helped millions of people worldwide suffering from all types of body ailments. We work with the whole body including the spinal column and the nervous system – the major controller of all bodily functions.
You may be surprised to learn that research studies have provided scientific evidence showing that our treatment methods are not only effective in the treatment of back and neck ailments, but can also provide effective relief with children suffering from ear infections, women suffering from dysmenorrhea (painful menses), and a number of other seemingly “non-spinal” conditions. While it’s not prudent to guarantee relief from such conditions or claim to “treat” these conditions, our pain relief treatments have successfully helped several of individuals with all sorts of health conditions by positively affecting the nervous system.
How Long Will It Take?
Treatment lengths vary somewhat from person to person and from condition to condition, there are a few rules of thumb you can follow.
First, newer injuries, if treated appropriately and immediately, tend to respond to fewer visits assuming that major tissue injury has not occurred. Many of these first time injuries can be effectively managed in as little as 3 to 4 visits. Conditions that have been present for greater than 3 months and recurring conditions are generally more stubborn and difficult to manage. Resolution may require 12 visits or more.
The only sure way to determine how long your treatment will take is to schedule a consultation and/or examination.
How Much Will It Cost?
Costs vary and generally depend on the number and type of treatments required to effectively treat your condition. A number of studies have shown that our pain relief methods are extremely cost effective when compared to other “medical” forms of care for similar conditions.
Do I Have To Keep Coming Back For Treatments?
You may have heard the notion that once you go to a pain relief doctor you have to keep going back. Before we answer that question, ask yourself how many times you have visited a dentist? Like most people, you’ve probably gone dozens of times. Why? Quite simply, to prevent your teeth from literally rotting out of your head.
Once we have eliminated your pain and rehabilitated the injured tissues we do recommend that you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups. Like your dentist and like many of the medical experts are now recognizing, prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of existing health conditions and minimizing new injuries in the future.
So the answer is yes, we want you to keep coming back, but just periodically. Periodic care minimizes spinal and nerve stresses, reduces recurrences of old injuries, prevents new injuries from developing, minimizes degenerative processes, which enhances overall health and wellness.
Are Your Treatments Safe and Do They Hurt?
Our pain management treatments are extremely safe for individuals of all ages – from infants to 100 year olds. Our treatments are safe because we only use natural and noninvasive methods of care. Research consistently shows that care from pain management specialists and physical therapists are among the safest care available and is literally light years ahead of traditional medical care in terms of “safeness”.
The treatments themselves are generally not painful. In fact, most patients look forward to their treatments as many experience instantaneous relief immediately afterwards. Individuals who present with moderate to severe pain may experience some minor discomfort for obvious reasons, however, care is always gentle, safe and noninvasive.
Ready to get started?
Find out more information about our neck and back pain doctors located in Brandon and St. Petersburg and how they can help you with low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sports injuries. Contact Tampa Bay Spine & Injury today to make an appointment and start on your path to pain-free living.
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