Do you have painful herniated discs? It has been proven that physical therapy is very effective in easing herniated disc pain. At Advance Physical Therapy in Wantagh,  our Wantagh Physical Therapists can customize the perfect exercise plan for you.

Herniated discs are problems between the actual bones of the vertebrae, in rubbery cushion areas known as discs. When the disc is herniated, some of the rubbery section is pushing out through a tear. Unfortunately, this can be very painful, but our Wantagh physical therapists can help!

Physical therapy is a crucial player in treating herniated discs. A visit to our Wantagh office will not only provide you with immediate pain relief, but also train the body to prevent further injury. Physical therapy treatments for herniated discs fall into two categories: Passive Physical Treatment and Active Physical Treatment.

Passive Physical Treatments for Herniated Discs include:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Hot & Cold Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Traction

Active Physical Therapy Treatments for Herniated Discs include:

  • Core Stability
  • Flexibility
  • Muscle Strengthening

Our Wantagh physical therapists will be able to choose the treatments that will best suit you and your individual healing process. Not only will they help you in the office, but the doctors will be able to teach you how to continue self-care at home. You will be taught exercises and other techniques that will help ease your pain and strengthen your back.

Exercising on your own can do the body more damage than good. You need to know the correct ways to exercise your body with herniated discs. Excessive improper exercise can cause disc degeneration, which is more painful and more difficult to treat.

Meeting with our trained physical therapists in Wantagh will provide you with the training and education you need to live with your herniated discs. We can help ease your back pain and teach you the ways to continue a pain-free life! Visit our website or give us a call to book your appointment!