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The spine is a highly complex and intricate structure consisting of a network of vertebrae (bones), joints, discs and nerves. Additionally, a series of muscles and ligaments provide support to the spinal column and help keep it properly aligned. Because the spine supports most of the body’s weight through a wide range of motion, including twisting and bending, all of its components are susceptible to injury. For instance, spine rehabilitation can address neck or back pain and other issues that develop as a result of direct trauma, poor posture, repetitive motion, age-related degeneration or general wear and tear.

At Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, spine rehabilitation always begins with a thorough evaluation of a patient’s symptoms, strength, flexibility and range of motion. With this information, our spine specialists can then design a customized program to help restore function. Along with physical therapy, treatment often includes preventive strategies and instruction on home exercises that can be performed as needed for symptom management.

For educational purposes, our experienced team of spine specialists has provided some potentially helpful answers to the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) about spine rehabilitation:

In addition to relieving neck or back pain, spine rehabilitation can also be performed after a surgical procedure to specifically address the issues that led to the need for spine surgery in the first place. For instance, a therapist can develop a targeted treatment plan to improve posture, strengthen the muscles that support the spine or compensate for the effects of spinal instability, as well as enhance overall function and mobility.

If you’d like to learn more about our approach to spine rehabilitation, contact Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today. We welcome patients from Houston, TX, and all surrounding areas.