Back/neck pain is one of the most common causes of pain among adults. The majority of acute episodes of back/neck pain will resolve quickly and without persistent disability. Back/neck pain can recur frequently and become persistent. Physical therapy has proved to be an effective noninvasive option for management of acute spinal disorders, prevention of recurrence of spinal disorders and preventing/limiting the use of opioids for pain management.

Cleveland Clinic's spine physical therapy services include a comprehensive evaluation, assessment of functional ability, and individualized treatment sessions designed to offer multiple therapeutic options.

Who is spine injury and back pain rehabilitation for?

Individuals with:

What does spine injury and back pain rehabilitation involve?

Our staff is trained in a diverse number of treatment approaches. Each rehabilitation plan is tailored to the patient's specific diagnosis, needs, and goals. All treatment sessions are provided in a one on one setting and may consist of:

  • Aquatic physical therapy.
  • Core stabilization exercises.
  • Correction of body mechanics.
  • Development of a home exercise program.
  • Joint mobilization/manipulation.
  • Postural correction.
  • Soft tissue mobilization.
  • Stretching/flexibility exercises.
  • Traction.

How long will spine injury and back pain rehabilitation take?

The length of rehabilitation will vary depending on when therapy is initiated, the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals for rehabilitation. Therapy services are often coordinated with any ongoing medical treatment prescribed by your treating physician. A typical frequency may be one to two times per week and could last for several weeks or a few months in order to maximize progress and functional outcomes.