Did you know that it’s estimated that in the U.S. alone, there is an expected 31 million people with lower back pain at any given time? It’s also the second reason, only after the common cold, for visiting a healthcare provider. If you’re suffering from back pain, consider physical therapy.
Physical therapy not only helps treat back pain, but also helps prevent it. If you’re experiencing back pain, one of our therapists will educate you about how the spine is intended to work and give you the tools you need to get it working in a healthy way again. They will also help alleviate your symptoms so you can return to functioning at a normal level as soon as possible. Once you’re back to that level you will learn core stability exercises, which reduce the risk for recurrence of pain.
For those dealing with long-term back pain, our philosophy is that it should be viewed in a similar light of other chronic diseases in which management, rather than curative therapy, is optimal. Our goal is to empower our patients by teaching them self-management strategies that are beneficial and realistic.
Whether you have chronic back pain or are treating an injury, NPT can help. Visit any of our locations for an evaluation.