Physical therapy and lower back pain

Lower back pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common forms of back pain. The pain can range from mildly discomforting to excruciating. All degrees of pain, though, can inhibit you from enjoying daily life. Fortunately, treatment isn’t difficult to obtain, and in most cases, physical therapy can help.

Lower back pain typically occurs as a result of overuse, strain, or injury. Poor posture or form during sitting, standing, moving, bending, lifting, or sleeping, as well as exercise and other strenuous activities, can be contributing factors. There are also certain conditions that can lead to low back pain, including:

  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Fractures
  • Herniated disk
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tumors of the spine

Lower back pain symptoms may vary. You may experience pain in a single area, or it might be more broadly spread, possibly into one or both legs. The pain sensation may be dull, throbbing, burning, or sharp, and it may cause spasms or stiffness.

There are three categories of pain:

  • Acute (pain that has lasted for less than three months)
  • Recurrent (acute pain that returns)
  • Chronic (pain that lasts longer than three months)

Contact Advanced Rehabilitation for your physical therapy needs

If you are experiencing lower back pain, contact the knowledgeable staff at Advanced Rehabilitation. Physical therapy (PT) usually is started as soon as you can tolerate activity. A managed physical therapy program from Advanced Rehabilitation can help build muscle strength, flexibility, improve mobility, coordination, stability, balance, and promotes relaxation. At Advanced Rehabilitation, we implement a functional based philosophy, utilizing evidence based treatments and techniques focused on each individual patient’s needs and goals. These individualized treatment programs allow our patients to succeed in reducing their pain and achieve their physical therapy goals. So if you are experiencing lower back pain and you have some questions, contact us today. We’d be more than willing to answer any questions you may have. You can also visit our website as well for more information.