Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages which can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, poor posture, muscle strain, or underlying medical conditions. OrthoRehab Physical Therapy provides our patients with a non-invasive, conservative treatment approach that can help alleviate low back pain and improve overall function and mobility. Our experts work with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses specific needs and goals.

Physical Therapy Treatment for Low Back Pain?

  • Exercise: Physical Therapists use exercise to improve muscle strength, flexibility, and endurance. They may recommend exercises that target the lower back, core muscles, and hips.
  • Manual Therapy: This involves hands-on techniques such as massage, mobilization, and manipulation to help reduce pain and improve mobility.
  • Modalities: These are treatments such as heat, ice, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation that can help reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Patient Education: Physical Therapists educate patients on proper posture, body mechanics, and ergonomics to help prevent future injury and pain.

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

Physical Therapy can offer several benefits for patients with low back pain, including:

  • Pain Relief: Physical Therapy can help alleviate low back pain by reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and promoting healing.
  • Improved Function and Mobility: By addressing underlying musculoskeletal imbalances and weaknesses, Physical Therapy can help improve movement and function.
  • Reduced Need for Medication: Physical Therapy may reduce the need for medication, including opioids, for pain relief.
  • Prevention of Future Injury: By addressing the root causes of low back pain, physical therapy can help prevent future episodes of pain and injury.

What to Expect During Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain:

  • During your initial physical therapy evaluation, your therapist will assess your pain level, mobility, and functional limitations. They may also review your medical history and perform diagnostic tests to help identify the underlying cause of your pain.
  • Based on your evaluation, your therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan that may include exercise, manual therapy, modalities, and patient education. The length of your physical therapy treatment will depend on the severity of your condition, your response to treatment, and your individual goals. Some patients may require only a few sessions, while others may need several weeks or months of treatment.

Physical Therapy with the experts at OrthoRehab, is a safe and effective treatment approach for Low Back Pain that can help improve function, reduce pain, and get you back to living life without limitations. If you are experiencing low back pain, talk to your healthcare provider about whether Physical Therapy may be a suitable treatment option for you.

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