Low Back Pain

Physical Therapy for back pain

Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is no laughing matter. On top of being among the top pains reported by adults of all ages, it can hinder a person’s ability to function in their daily lives. Our Certified  Therapists provide low back pain relief through Physical Therapy.

If you suffer from lower back pain, you may often feel:

  • Dull, burning or sharp sensation in one area, or all over
  • Muscle spasms or stiffness.

So what can you do to alleviate the problem?

Check in with a physical therapist. Physical therapy is recommended for frequent recurrences of low back pain because therapists can identify issues with posture, flexibility, muscle strength, joint mobility and movement.

Treatment options may include:

  • Spinal manipulation to improve the mobility of joints and soft tissues
  • Prescription for strengthening and flexibility exercises
  • Training for proper lifting, bending, sitting, sleeping and caring for backs
  • Use of ice or heat treatments, and other modalities, to relieve discomfort.

The training treatment option is key.

A physical therapist can provide techniques and tips to strengthen and stretch the back, core and legs to keep muscles healthy, strong and flexible. These efforts help keep bodies in alignment, preventing further slouching while working on the job and lifting heavy objects. Physical therapists can also recommend exercises to include in a regular fitness routine to prevent further pain or injuries.

Related low back pain blogs:

The McKenzie Method for Treating Back & Neck Pain
Pilates: A Highly Effective Method to Address Back Pain

 

Find a physical therapy clinic near you and make your own appointment today to get and keep feeling pain free.

Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, allowing them to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription from a physician.

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