Pain Management

Physical Therapy located in Clifton, NJ

Pain Management

Pain Management services offered in Clifton, NJ

Chronic pain is tough to live with and commonly causes mood disorders like depression. Tiffany Zarcone, PT, DPT, and her team at Clifton Physical Therapy in Clifton, New Jersey, can help if you struggle with pain. They specialize in combining advanced treatments like suspension therapy with traditional approaches, including acupuncture, to manage pain. Call the office or book an appointment online today for effective pain management.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management reduces discomfort and helps you cope with incurable pain better. Pain-killing medication is often one of the first treatments people turn to; however, while drugs offer symptom relief and can help reduce inflammation, they don’t resolve any underlying tissue damage.

The Clifton Physical Therapy team’s comprehensive approach to pain management includes therapies tailored to your specific needs that address the causes of your pain.

To determine what pain management methods can best help you, they perform a thorough physical exam and evaluation, including a 3D movement scan to analyze underlying physiological problems.

What can pain management treat?

Pain management treats various conditions. At Clifton Physical Therapy, the focus is on helping people manage musculoskeletal disorders, including:

Neck and back pain

Neck and back pain could be caused by numerous things, including:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Herniated discs
  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis (spinal curvature abnormality)
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipping vertebrae)
  • Sciatica (compressed sciatic nerve)

Neck and lower back pain are conditions that the Clifton Physical Therapy team treats more often than any other.

Joint pain

Tendinitis, bursitis, cartilage damage, joint impingement, and arthritis are common causes of joint pain. Shoulder problems include rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), and shoulder instability. Knee disorders include patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and ligament sprains.


Stress and muscle tension in your neck frequently cause headaches. Some people experience recurring headaches with no clear cause, the most common being migraines — severe, disabling pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, and weakness.

What pain management treatments might benefit me?

The treatments your therapist selects for you depend on what’s causing your pain and its severity. Options include:

  • Cupping
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Acupuncture
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Active exercises
  • Stretching and strengthening
  • Suspension therapy

Redcord’s Neurac® Method suspension therapy involves using a specially designed system of elasticated ropes that bear your weight. Your therapist puts you in various positions, such as fully suspended lying on your back, side, or stomach, or partially suspended in a sitting, kneeling, or standing position.

Suspension therapy reduces the influence of your body weight and gravity, making it easier and less painful to move. The effect is similar to being in a swimming pool, where the water takes your weight. Using suspension therapy can often alleviate back pain in 1-2 sessions.

Call Clifton Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today to benefit from the team’s comprehensive pain management services.