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FEAR OF THE KNIFE? AVOID SURGERYWITH PHYSICAL THERAPY
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Does the thought of undergoing surgery make you feel queasy? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have a “fear of the knife,” so to speak. No one wants to get surgery, but sometimes it is a necessary part of physical treatment. However, it doesn’t always have to be. If you feel as if you may be on the path to needing surgery, but you’d like to discuss alternative options, don’t hesitate to give our team at South Valley Physical Therapy a call. How can I avoid surgery? There are numerous benefits to forgoing surgery and sticking with physical therapy – for one you'll save the tax payer (i.e. YOU), an incredible amount of money. Surgeries are pricy and physical therapy is far cheaper! Secondly, you’ll avoid the extensive recovery time that follows surgery. Many times, patients will need post-surgical rehabilitation (and sometimes pre-surgical rehabilitation) anyway. Why go through both if one can do the trick? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, physical therapy isn’t invasive. Physical therapy doesn’t involve any risks of complications or need for harmful painkillers. It’s not painful, it’s not dangerous, and it’s a natural remedy for your pain!
It has been proven that physical therapy can be just as effective, if not more so, than surgery. For some specific conditions, patients who received physical therapy alone were seen to have achieved the same results as those who received surgery in tandem with physical therapy.
These conditions were:
• Meniscal tears • Rotator cuff tears
• Osteoarthritis • Spinal stenosis • Degenerative disc disease
At South Valley Physical Therapy, we strive to relieve your pain. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today!
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