Back & Neck Pain Relief
You don't have to live with pain
Signs and symptoms of back pain
Are you feeling dull, burning, or sharp pain in your back? Is it occasional, or does it bother you every day? Your back pain isn’t going to go away by itself – let a physical therapist show you the safe way to start feeling great again.
3 Types of Back Pain
- Acute – pain lasting less than 3 months
- Recurrent – acute symptoms come back
- Chronic – pain lasting longer than 3 months
Low Back Pain
Most people who have an episode of acute pain will have at least 1 recurrence. Although low back pain is rarely serious or life threatening, there are several conditions that may be related to your low back pain, such as:
- Degenerative disk disease
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Herniated disk
- Tumors of the spine
We have a number of therapists who are trained in the McKenzie and Mulligan methods, both of which are proven to be especially beneficial in treating people with back pain.
How can a physical therapist help?
We’ll help you improve or restore mobility and reduce back pain—in many cases, without surgery or the side effects of medications.
If you're having back pain right now, try these tips:
- Stay active, and do as much of your normal routine as possible (bed rest for longer than a day can actually slow down your recovery.)
- If your pain lasts more than a few days or gets worse, schedule an appointment to see your physical therapist.
Treatment options may include:
- Manual therapy, including spinal manipulation, to improve the mobility of joints and soft tissues
- Strengthening and flexibility exercises
- Education about how you can take better care of your back
- Training for proper lifting, bending, and sitting; for doing chores both at work and in the home; and for proper sleeping positions
- Assistance in creating a safe and effective physical activity program to improve your overall health
- Use of ice or heat treatments or electrical stimulation to help relieve pain
Not all back pain or low back pain is the same, so your treatment will be tailored to your specific symptoms. Once the exam is complete, we’ll evaluate the results, identify the factors that have contributed, and design a treatment plan.
Learn more about different types of back pain:
Back pain is the second reason, only after the common cold, for visiting a healthcare provider. Start living pain free with PT!