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What is pain holding you back from?

by Adam Little
| November 10, 2010 8:00 PM

Pain has a way of taking the enjoyment out of daily activities. What is pain holding you back from doing? The answer could be as simple as cooking, cleaning, or sleeping. Or it could be that your pain has caused you to miss days of work, become unable to take care of your children or limit your ability to enjoy a sporting event or hobby. Pain comes in a variety of ways ranging from acute injuries where pain quickly becomes debilitating to chronic pain that can cause people to change the way they live their lives. You don't have to live with that pain, nor should you.

With nearly 65 million people suffering from back pain each year, if you are suffering from neck or back pain, you're not alone. The great news is there is something you can do for yourself. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) cites in a study that 92 percent of patients suffering from low back pain (Spine, July 2008).

Physical therapists are experts in the area of restoring movement and function, and relieving pain. Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine has put together a group of experts in an effort to provide the best physical therapy services possible to the North Idaho area.

"I believe patients have a great experience with Pinnacle. They get out of pain. They get back to doing what they love to do. From the moment patients walk in the door to the moment they complete their therapy they have a support system that is here for no other reason than to get them better," states Mark Bengtson, owner and physical therapist of Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.

With various therapeutic approaches to patient's conditions, Pinnacle has a physical therapist that fits your specific needs. In addition to traditional conditions that are treated by physical therapy such as pre and post surgery care for orthopedic and neuro surgeries, back and neck pain, joint and muscle pain, for patients of all ages, Pinnacle also offers treatments for women's health conditions, vertigo, TMJ Dysfunction, and offers an aquatic therapy program.

"We treat all types of pain," continues Bengtson. "Our highly trained and specialized staff of therapists have the tools to not only get people out of pain, but keep them out of pain. Our physical therapists treat the source of the problem and resolve the whole issue, leaving patients with lasting relief."

Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine has two convenient locations in Post Falls across from the Northwest Specialty Hospital at 1590 E. Polston Avenue and in Coeur d'Alene on Seltice Way in the Mill River Development at 3322 Grand Mill Lane. Pinnacle accepts most insurances, offers cash-discounts, same-day appointments, as well as early morning and late evening appointments.

To schedule an appointment or have your questions answered you may call 777-4242 or visit their website at