Let us Find the Best Way to Treat Your Pain

TMJ, Neck, and Back Pain (disorders of the spine)

The neck, back, and jaw joints are often referred to as the “axial skeleton” because they encompass the central axis of the body. Pain that originates from the center of your body can limit your everyday motions and make going about your day difficult or even impossible.

There are many approaches to choose from, and research has shown that no one method of treating back pain is “best,” but one commonality to successful treatment is movement. Our team is dedicated to ongoing learning and has trained in many different manual therapy and movement retraining techniques. This enables us to find the best approach for you—to help you move without pain so that your joints, muscles, and nerves can benefit from a healthy dose of movement every day.

Give your joints the support they need

With many injuries, and spinal pain in particular, research has established that deep muscles frequently “shut off” or become “miswired,” putting you at risk for further injury. If you have recurrent episodes of pain in your spine, it’s possible that you haven’t fully restored the function of your deeper core muscles.

Deep core muscles function to support joints—since they do not create movement, their action goes unseen by the untrained eye. An assessment by a skilled physical therapist is needed to determine any muscular imbalance and create a treatment plan to target your unique needs.

Common spinal problems that we see and treat include:

  • Low back (lumbar) pain
  • Mid-upper back (thoracic) pain
  • Neck (cervical) pain
  • Bulging or herniated disc with or without radiculopathy
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis (spondylosis)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Headaches
  • Tempromandibular (Jaw) Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Whiplash

Your pain is unique and your treatment should be, too.

At Andersonville Physical Therapy, we excel at treating spinal problems, including neck, jaw and back pain, and restoring healthy function. If your pain is new or if your spinal pain didn’t get better with a previous attempt at treatment, we’d love to help you find the approach that gets you back to the activities you love.

If you have received a referral from a doctor for physical therapy, complete our appointment form or schedule your first appointment by calling our Chicago office at (773) 907-3599 during regular business hours.