Lower Back Pain – Find Relief Today!
Do you suffer from lower back pain? You’re not alone. About 80% of adults in the U.S. will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetimes. Lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. Whether you’re working out at the gym or simply sitting at a desk too long, our bodies have a certain way of telling us we’re overdoing it. If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from lower back pain, you know just how frustrating it can be.
Am I at Risk for Lower Back Pain?
Both men and women are equally affected by back pain. Lower back pain can range anywhere from a dull, constant ache to a sharp, sudden sensation that leaves you incapacitated. Lower back pain can be caused by an accident, lifting something too heavy or incorrectly, or it can develop over time due to age-related changes of the spine. A strenuous workout or sedentary lifestyle can also set the stage for lower back pain.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain:
- Sprains and strains
- Disc degeneration
- Herniated or ruptured discs
- A traumatic injury
- Spinal stenosis
- Skeletal irregularities
How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Lower Back Pain
Your physical therapist will work with you to improve or restore mobility and reduce back pain. If you are having lower back pain you should schedule and appointment to see your physical therapist.
Not all back pain is the same, so your treatment should be tailored to your specific needs and condition. Individualized treatment for your specific lower back pain problems may include:
- Manual therapy, spinal manipulation to improve the mobility of your joints and tissues
- Strengthening and flexibility exercises
- Education on how you can take better care of your back to prevent back pain
- Education and tips on proper lifting, bending, sleeping positions and posture
- Use of heat or ice treatments or electrical stimulation to help relieve lower back pain