It is the single most common condition seen in physical therapy clinics nationwide: low back pain. The condition is so prevalent it affects nearly 85-90 percent of Americans at one time or another and is the leading cause of lost time at work.
When low back pain is persistent or interferes with normal activities, a visit to a physical therapist may be in order. At The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, our skilled professionals will work with you to reduce your back pain and help you regain strength and mobility.
The most common causes of low back pain are poor sitting posture, frequent forward bending, lifting heavy items, spinal disc herniation, and pinched nerves – all of which can lead to a host of uncomfortable symptoms such as:
During your initial evaluation at our office, a history of your current problem will be taken. Our physical therapist then watch how you walk and take measurements of how you are moving. This may include measurements of your range of motion and overall strength. A postural assessment will also be included. From the results of the evaluation, a specific treatment plan will be devised and started. It is important to remember to be an active participant in your treatment and ask questions if you are unsure of what to do.
At The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled physical therapy care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By Therapeutics Unlimited
August 21, 2019