REASONS TO SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST PRIOR TO SCHEDULING WITH DR. HERMENAU
The therapist can help you understand and manage your pain.
Most patients find relief with Therapy, and therefore do not need to progress to surgery.
Physical Therapists are trained to recognize patients that have URGENT spine surgical needs.
Most Insurances REQUIRE that you complete 6-weeks of Physical Therapy in some form PRIOR to authorizing an MRI for you.
This is the BEST image that looks at the anatomy of the neck and spine.
-Your Primary Care Doctor can write this order…
2. If you have this Imaging your spinal care will be expedited.
See the front desk for Physical Therapy referrals and recommendations. Some insurance companies may require your primary care doctor referral for physical therapy.