My neurologist is sending me to physical therapy. He said it is a different kind of therapy where you only go twice a week and he guarantees my back will feel better after I am done. Last time I went to PT it was 3 times a week for 3 months and it just made my pain worse. I am a little nervous and just want to know what to expect?
There are so many different kinds of PT, and the times you go per week depend on diagnosis, and in some cases, what your insurance will cover. I had Radial Nerve Palsy in 2006. Just woke up one morning with absolutely NO feeling in my right arm from elbow down, and fingers curled in a fist like position. PT worked wonders for me. My therapist built a special brace for me, one to keep wrist straight, but, also to keep fingers straight, as atrophy could set in and I could have been frozen that way. I only went twice a week because that was all my insurance would cover, would have went every day if I could have afforded it. Total paralysis for over 3 yrs, better now, but, still very weak wrist and still using electrical stimulation, Back pain is so hard to treat, I wish you the best of luck!!!
Hello. Any type of therapy is bound to help. Just be sure to let them know if something hurts, there is message, ultrasound, exercise, various forms of nerve stimulation. Should be interesting. The number of times per week doesn't mean that much. Just be sure to do it. I hope it goes well for you and things improve. Let us know how you are doing.
I was ordered a certain number of PT sessions by my doctor, but when I got to the physical therapist I was told that because I'm on Medicare I've been limited to only -- I think it was about 10 or 12 PT visits in the entire year. Since I may be needing to have knee replacement surgery later this year, I was advised to only use three or four of those sessions right then and save the rest for later. My physical therapist told me that it doesn't matter how many different diagnoses I am referred to PT sessions for.
Has anyone else had such an experience with physical therapy?
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