Back pain is the second most common reason to miss work, and to visit to the doctor’s office. In both cases it is outnumbered only by an upper respiratory infection…aka, the common cold.
It’s hard to believe that nearly 83% of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. But, on the bright side, there is hope. Proper body mechanics will often heal your back within a few weeks and keep it functional for the long haul. And what many people don’t realize is that surgery isn’t always the best option for treating back pain. So why is it that when we’re suffering from back pain, surgical interventions and medications are our go-to methods? Physical therapy is a safe, noninvasive way to treat back pain, and with proper treatment you can keep your back feeling good for years to come.
If you’ve been suffering from pain or reduced motion for a week or more, physical therapy may be just the thing for you.
Goals of physical therapy
– We educate you on the principles of stretching and strengthening, which will help manage pain and accelerate tissue healing
– We educate you on proper posture and ergonomics to preserve the spine
– We accelerate the stages of healing
– We help you to prevent future occurrences
Would you believe that if symptoms were addressed early, nearly 95% of patients with a herniated disc would not require surgery. Physical therapists do not mask the pain with medication. We treat the condition to eliminate pain and get you moving again.