I have been referred for "Manual" physical therapy to try to help with pain from muscle spasms and tension, and I wonder if any of you have experience with this.
I have severe muscle spasming in my neck and shoulders after 2 surgeries, and this has gone on for years. At this point I have a very difficult time even holding my head up without support, and it is felt that a manual physical therapist may be able to help.
I had 2 sessions of this from a therapist in another state, and did find it temporarily beneficial. My problem is finding someone qualified in my own state. I have had years of traditional therapy, including exercise, heat, ice, stim, and a few minutes of massage. This is completely different, and apparently it is most effective with hands on of at least 40 minutes at a time. I'm excited to give this a chance.
Have any of you had success with Manual Physical Therapy, including joint mobilization techniques?
Check out this link to read more about MPT.http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/physical-therapy/specific-manual-physical-therapy-techniques
Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!