Back pain will affect up to 75% of us in some form over our lifetime. The good news is that alot of times we will recover without the need of surgery. But education in management is important to treat the pain and prevent a recurrence.
Causes of low back pain
Back or lumbar pain can be caused from a variety of reasons
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Osteoarthritis of the spine
- Spinal stenosis
- Muscular pain
- Poor posture
How can physical therapy help?
In Physical therapy we will help relieve pain and improve movement by evaluating and designing a program that meets your individual needs. We will evaluate your condition and instruct you in stretching and flexibility exercises to improve mobility in the joints and muscles of your spine and your extremities-improving motion in a joint is often the key to pain relief.
Your Physical Therapist will work with you to:
Reduce pain or other symptoms. Your physical therapist will educate on how to avoid aggravating activity, use different hands-on techniques called manual therapy, and teach you specific stretches. In addition, they may use technologies of electrical stimulation and traction as appropriate.
Improve posture. Discuss work station ergonomics.
Improve motion. Your physical therapist may use hands-on treatment or personalized exercise program to restore mobility.
Improve flexibility. Your physical therapist will determine if any muscles are tight and teach you gentle stretches.
Improve strength. Your physical therapist can identify weak or injured muscles and will issue specific exercises to strengthen those muscles.
Call us today for appointment to have your condition evaluated and get back on track to feeling better.