Hot Topic >>> How Does Physical Therapy Treat Pain?

By MarieNelson on August 5th, 2019

Physical therapists are not only experts in treating pain, but also its source. Your therapist will look for areas of weakness or stiffness that may be adding stress to the places that hurt. They will then treat those areas with certain exercises to ease pain and help you move better. PT is the best choice you can make when you have long-term pain (also called chronic pain) or an injury.

Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain. Opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. No one wants to live in pain but no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free.

That’s why the CDC recommends safer alternatives like physical therapy to manage pain. Ask your doctor to refer you to Western Berks Physical Therapy today! You’ll be glad you did.