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Physical Therapy For Lower Back Pain

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Lower back pain is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, including muscle strain, poor posture, and injury. Physical therapy can be an effective treatment for lower back pain, as it can help to strengthen the muscles and improve range of motion. Your physical therapist will design a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals.

The plan may include exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles in your lower back, as well as activities to improve your posture and alleviate pain. In addition, your physical therapist can provide guidance on strategies for preventing lower back pain in the future. Even with advances in examination techniques and imaging, we may never know why we experience low back pain and are unable to identify the exact cause. If you're dealing with lower back pain, use our direct access care to schedule an appointment without needing a physician’s referral!

Learn About Lower Back Stretches & Exercises To Avoid Future Flare Ups

More than 80% of Americans experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Many seek physical therapy to learn about lower back stretches and exercises that can help to prevent or reduce lower back pain. Treatment of the low back includes a combination of core strengthening, flexibility efforts, manual therapy including joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue mobilization, and modalities as needed. Patient education in posture, activity modification, and movement strategies is critical to empower our patients in recovery from low back pain. Using a multi-faceted approach with a focus on consistent education, our physical therapy intervention for low back pain, non-operative and operative, can lead you to back to movement and function as you desire.

Get Lower Back Pain Relief From Our Phsycial Therapy Specialists

Suffering from lower back pain can be frustrating and debilitating. Even simple tasks like getting out of bed or going for a walk can become painfully difficult. If you are experiencing lower back pain it could be caused by a common lower back injuries including:

Other times, symptoms may be related to sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, asymmetry, arthritis, or joint laxity. It is important to understand and screen the SI joint for possible contribution to symptoms. We use a combination of subjective information and a series of tests to rule in/rule out contributions from the SI joint/pelvis. As with other injuries and conditions, you may require consultation with an orthopedist, neurosurgeon, or a physiatrist (specializing in pain originating from the spine).

Our physical therapy specialist can help you get lower back pain relief through a combination of exercises, stretches, and massage, we will work to ease your pain and improve your mobility. Our goal is to help you find long-term relief so that you can get back to your life!

Contact Our Team To Assess Your Lower Back Pain Today!

Contact our team today to assess your lower back pain. We offer a comprehensive assessment to determine the root cause of your pain, and we develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Our physical therapy for lower back pain is highly effective, and we work with you to ensure that you're comfortable and progressing as expected. Contact us today to schedule your assessment. We offer direct access physical therapy, allowing patients to schedule an appointment with our physical therapists without a doctor’s referral!