Is back pain causing you to move a little slower and more cautiously?
If left untreated, chronic back pain can lead to long-term spinal joint and possibly nerve damage. Back pain is one of the most common physical complaints that people suffer from and more than 80% of the US population will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain can interfere with your ability to bend, kneel, lift, reach, do work and enjoy time with your family. Not to mention, it can make you down right irritable and affect others around you.
FINDING THE SOURCE & PAIN RELIEF FROM YOUR BACK PAIN
Back pain occurs for a number of reasons, but has a few simple root causes:
- Weakness in the spinal and core muscles of the trunk
- Poor posture and strain on the spine with slouched sitting
- Repetitive injury to muscles and tissues around the spine with poor lifting
- Limited flexibility of the spine, hips and muscles of the thighs
- Poor coordination of the abdominal, pelvic and back muscles
Most people don’t seek treatment soon enough and continue to suffer with a nagging ache or pain in their back. They may even feel symptoms travel to the buttocks and legs. Many people feel that not much can be done for back pain and use medication to numb the pain to get through the day. However, medication mostly masks the pain and does nothing to
address the root cause of the problem.
Solutions to Back Pain
Treating back pain starts with determining the true cause. A thorough evaluation of your movement, strength, posture and joint mobility can tell a lot about the true origins of your pain. Only then, can the proper plan be formulated to get you out of pain quickly and back to the activities you love. Whether you just tweaked your back or have been suffering for a long
time, seeing one of our spine Physical Therapy specialists at Complete Physical Rehabilitation can help you return to a more active and pain-free life.
After a thorough evaluation, our back pain Physical Therapy specialists use any number of the following techniques to really work at eliminating back pain and increasing strength and flexibility in order to prevent any recurrences of symptoms:
- Joint and soft tissue mobilizations
- IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization)
- Muscle energy techniques
- Therapuetic massage therapy
- Spinal/core stabilization program
- Posture and body mechanics training
- Custom strengthening programs
- Cervical traction
- Home exercise programs customized to your daily lifestyle
Dr. James Pumarada is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 18+ years of experience. He is a Sports Therapy Certified therapist, focusing on treating and training runners of all levels, and is a certified Vestibular therapist, specializing in the treatment of all dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance issues.