When you're diagnosed with a herniated disc, your doctor's first approach will probably be to send you in for physical therapy. For many patients, one to two years of physical therapy effectively treats the problem so they don't end up having to resort to surgery. But what will your physical therapist have you do during that year? Take a look. Hot and Cold Therapy Early on in your treatment, your physical therapist will probably implement hot and cold treatments in their office and also recommend that you do these treatments at home.
I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.