The secret to managing pain without pain medication

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Managing pain is a critical health issue today. Many people turn to prescription drugs and opioids that may lead to substance abuse or even death. However, recent studies show that people with low back pain who received physical therapy first had an 87 percent lower risk of using prescription opioids. And 31 percent of those taking opioids for low back pain reported they no longer needed the drug after about 12 physical therapy sessions. In addition, people were able to avoid surgery and save time and money.

In New Jersey, you may be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist without a physician’s prescription1. This means you can start treatment more quickly and reduce your pain, restore your strength, and regain your abilities.

Most people may not think about physical therapy services until they need them. But did you know that physical therapists – like those at Kessler Rehabilitation Center – treat a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:

 

 

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Trauma
  • Fractures
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Discs
  • Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
  • Joint Pain/Injuries and Joint Replacements
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pre- and Post-surgical Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder Pain/Impingement and Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis/Golfer’s elbow

Kessler’s team of physical, occupational and hand therapists specialize in the treatment of orthopedic, sports and work-related injuries and chronic medical conditions. They provide the expert care, proven treatments, exercises and hands-on therapies that promote healing and help patients resume their lives with confidence and independence – all without the use of opioids.

Kessler Rehabilitation Center offers more than 100 convenient locations across the state, including our two newest locations in Avenel and Montgomery. In-person appointments follow clinical, CDC and state and local guidelines to ensure your safety, including masking, hand hygiene and disinfecting protocols. Telerehab sessions are also available and delivered one-on-one in real-time and are HIPAA compliant.

Why suffer with pain or resort to opioid use when physical therapy might just be the best treatment for you. For more information about how physical therapy can help, contact Kessler Rehabilitation Center at 866.33.REHAB or visit us on the web at kessler-pt.com.

1 Some limitations may apply.