If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past 3 months. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own.For some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life or even to disability.
Not all low back pain is the same, so your treatment should be tailored to for your specific symptoms and condition. Once the examination is complete, your physical therapist will evaluate the results, identify the factors that have contributed to your specific back problem, and design an individualized treatment plan for your specific back problem. Treatments may include:
- Use of ice or heat treatments with electrical stimulation to help alleviate pain.
- Manual therapy, including spinal manipulation, to improve the mobility of joints and soft tissues
- Specific strengthening and flexibility exercises
- Education about how you can take better care of your back
- Training for proper lifting, bending, and sitting; for doing chores both at work and in the home; and for proper sleeping positions
- Assistance in creating a safe and effective physical activity program to improve your overall health
Common Back Pathologies We Treat:
- Acute Low Back Pain
- Chronic Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Herniated/Bulging Discs
- Lumbar Stenosis
- Post-Lumbar Fusion Rehabilitation
- Lumbar Strain