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Have you begun to lose hope?
Have you been told that you need surgery?
That nothing can be done to alleviate your back pain?
We may have an answer! The Pneu-Back Program is a non-surgical, seven step program designed to address low back pain associated with sciatica, radiculopathy, herniated discs and other conditions of the back, neck and shoulder. Designed to break the pain cycle, strengthen your back and alleviate future pain through a combination of functional unweighting, vibration therapy and clinical strengthening, the Pneu-Back Program can help get you on your way to a healthy, more active lifestyle.
How does the Pneu-Back Program work?
The Pneu-Back Program has six steps to break the pain cycle. Designed to break the pain cycle, strengthen your back and diminish future pain through a combination of functional unweighting, vibration therapy and clinical strengthening, the Pneu-Back Program can help get you on your way to a healthy, more active lifestyle.
Define Your Posture
Measure postural lean (forward/negative)
Measure lateral curves
Evaluate and Correct Gait
Back Stretch Chair
Flexibility and Range of Motion
Pneu-Back Chair with Unweighting
Relax back muscles
Increase range of motion
Activate core muscles
Special Muscle Recruitment
Strengthen the core
Upper-lower body separation
Activate and Strengthen the Spine
Isolate the large muscles
Work small spinal muscles
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will the Pneu-Back Program hurt?
A. No. In fact, many patients find the therapy to be quite relaxing and invigorating. Depending upon your level of inactivity prior to treatment, some muscle soreness maybe experienced in the early stages of the Pneu-Back Program.
Q. Can the Pneu-Back Program help my pain?
A. Although every patient is different and no program can guarantee success, the Pneu-Back program has been effective in reducing and relieving symptoms in a high percentage of patients undergoing treatment. The six steps are specifically designed to break the pain cycle, strengthen your core and help you find lasting relief from your back pain.
Q. How long does the Pneu-Back Program take?
A. The treatment protocol is typically 24 visits. Many patients experience relief after a very few visits. However, it is imperative for long term success that the program be followed even if the pain goes away. Long term success depends upon addressing and correcting core weaknesses that, left alone, may result in a recurrence of symptoms. Long term relief has been reported from patients who have completed the entire course of treatment.
Q. How much does the program cost?
A. Cost of the treatment will vary depending upon factors such as insurance coverage and the extent of care required. Your health-care professional will review all costs and payment options prior to beginning treatment.
Q. What makes the Pneu-Back Program different from other back treatments?
A. The secret lies in the unique six step approach. Although traction, unweighting and strengthening have been around for years, we believe the combination of these activities along with the therapy available only through the Pneu Back Institute offers the most comprehensive approach to the treatment of your back pain and a greater chance for a lasting resolution to your back problems.
First Choice Physical Therapy
2609 Charlevoix Avenue
(By Cormack' s Deli & Super 8 Hotel)
Petoskey, Michigan 49770