Physical therapy treatment addresses back pain by assessing the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bones, and joints in that region of the body. Low back pain may also accompany mid back/rib dysfunction, hip, sacral/buttock, and leg pain. Low back pain is extremely common. Common causes of back pain include sprains and strains due to excessive stress to the back, herniated discs, which can protrude and cause pain down your leg, and fractured vertebrae, which can be due to osteoporosis. The lower back is a complex area connecting the upper body and lower body and provides the body with power and mobility, allowing turning, twisting, and bending. If back pain is chronic
or reoccurring, you should seek a physical therapist
to relieve your pain and to address muscle imbalances
to manage your complaint.
When is the best
time to start
Typically, treatment should begin as early as possible. Treating a problem early helps to prevent it from becoming chronic and in the prevention of future problems.
freedom to move
Your Right to Choose
The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.