Surgery can save lives. If you have a brain tumor or a heart attack, surgery may be the answer. But surgery for shoulder, back, neck pain is often not the solution. Too many people are offered surgery before knowing about and being offered other high-quality conservative care options.
We suggest working with a physical therapist before opting for surgery. Seeing a physical therapist may eliminate your pain, and if you need surgery, pre-physical therapy can put you in better physical condition for recovery. Our physical therapists never cause surgeries, but they've prevented many.
Physical therapists can provide pain relief. Pre-physical therapy care can reduce recovery time, shorten hospitalization, or prevent surgery altogether. We have helped multiple people avoid surgery for carpal tunnel, degenerative disk disease, lower back pain, knee osteoarthritis, and many more conditions.
Surgery comes with many risks, including the possibility of infection, blood clots, and complications from anesthesia.
More doctors recommend physical therapy first as they know the value of helping people stay healthy and mobile. Our bodies are amazing and designed to heal themselves, given proper treatment and nutrition. Before resorting to surgery, see us at Rainey Pain & Performance. Call 520-459-1386 for your second opinion.