How can physical therapy help?

In all but the most extreme cases of lumbar radiculopathy, physical therapy often results in better and faster results than surgery or pain medication.

Your physical therapist will work with you to design a specific treatment program that will speed your recovery, including exercises and treatments that you can do at home.

They will help you understand how to avoid or modify the activities that caused the injury, so healing can begin. Your therapist may use different types of treatments and technologies to control and reduce your pain and symptoms and help you return to your normal lifestyle and activities.