Discussing Back Pain in Women on eightWest

Did you know that back problems are more common in women than men? Many women turn to pain meds or even surgery, but there is a much safer solution and we’re talking about it on eightWest.

Gina Otterbein and Denise Jongekrijg stopped by the WOOD TV studios to talk with Rachael Ruiz about back pain and they gave some great tips for exercises you can do at home.

View the entire segment below.

We most often see back pain in patients who are pregnant or new mothers, athletes, and seniors, however, back pain can flare up at any time – whether it’s from ongoing stress like sitting too long or running; or from something as simple as reaching for an object on the floor. The good news is, physical therapy is a safe alternative to pain meds and surgery. And, the sooner you come in to see us, the easier it is to provide a long-term solution to the pain.

We offer free consultations at each of our clinics and can often get you scheduled within the next business day. Don’t let back pain prevent you from doing the things you love – think PT!


View Our Previous Physical Therapy Segments on eightWest
If you missed any of our previous WOOD TV and eightWest segments, you can view them at the following links. We’ve talked about physical therapy vs taking prescription pain medication, the lesser known issues we treat, benefits of physical therapypain during pregnancy and when caring for a newborn, our annual step challenge, senior and elderly fitness programs, having healthy kids and teens, reducing the chances for injuries by knowing the proper form when running and stretchingwomen’s health, and direct access to physical therapy in Michigan. With multiple west Michigan locations we’re offering physical therapy in Lowell and throughout the greater Grand Rapids area!

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