How Physical Therapy can Help with Back Pain

How Physical Therapy can Help with Back Pain

Did you know 85 – 90 % of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives? That may be why one of the most common diagnoses we treat at Performance Physical Therapy is back pain.  If you are experiencing back pain for over two weeks, you should consider seeing your physician to learn more about your pain and how it can be treated.

Common Causes of Back Pain

As back pain is so common, the causes of it can occur during everyday life! Back pain can be caused or worsened by poor posture. If you find yourself working in an office sitting all day, you will need to pay attention to your posture. Additionally, back pain can be caused by lifting heavy items. It’s important to not push yourself when moving items. Most often, it is repetitive strain on the lumbar spine that causes the pain.

How Physical Therapy Can Help Back Pain

When you see your physician for back pain, they may recommend seeing a physical therapist. As movement experts, a physical therapist will be able to help you manage your pain while educating you on how to prevent re-injury. Some physical therapy clinics also offer Aquatic Therapy which is a great option for patients rebuilding strength pre/post surgery. Your physical therapist will create a plan of care tailored to your needs.

What to Expect From Physical Therapy

Depending on whether your pain is acute or chronic, your physical therapist will help you manage your pain through passive care methods or through active care like exercise. When you first see your physical therapist at your initial evaluation, they will ask you questions to learn more about your pain and may test you on your range of motion. As people respond differently due to their unique conditions, your physical therapist will create a plan of care tailored to your needs. Throughout your treatment, ask your physical therapist any questions you have and keep them updated on your results. Your physical therapist should also educate you on ways to prevent reinjury, depending on the cause of your back pain.

Are you living with back pain?

Performance Physical Therapy is the Sacramento region’s favorite Physical Therapy team. With physical therapy appointments available within 24 hours, you can book your Physical TherapyAquatic TherapyHand Therapy, and Vestibular Rehabilitation appointment and begin treatment quickly. Additionally, we proudly serve in four locations: Folsom, Roseville, Rancho Cordova and J street In East Sacramento, as well as surrounding areas. Let us help you live your most mobile life and get you back to doing the activities you love!

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