Lower Back Pain—How Physical Therapy Can Help

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Jul 10
2015

Lower back pain will affect more than 85 percent of Americans at some point in their lives—that may include you. If you suffer from the dreaded pain in your lower back, you know just how frustrating and debilitating it can be. You’ve tried home remedies, medications—the works. The solution you have been searching for may be simpler than you think: physical therapy.

Here’s how physical therapy can help your lower back pain.

You may be skeptical or uncertain as to how physical therapy could possibly help your back pain. But we’ve been doing it for years, and it works.

Your physical therapist can help you improve or restore mobility and reduce lower back pain. And, as an added bonus, it’s without expensive surgery.

Not all lower back pain is the same. Your physical therapy treatment will be tailored for your specific condition and symptoms. After an examination, your physical therapist can develop an individualized treatment plan for your specific lower back pain. Physical therapy treatments may include:

  • Manual therapy—may include spinal manipulation to improve the mobility of soft tissues or the joints
  • Flexibility and strengthening exercises to help manage pain and accelerate tissue healing
  • To restore muscular flexibility, joint mobility and spine motion
  • Education—to teach you how to better take care of your back and prevent pain before it starts
  • Teaching proper posture and ergonomic principles to preserve the spine
  • Training—for the proper way to bend, sit and sleeping positions
  • A personalized exercise program for you to improve your health
  • Use of heat or ice treatments to relieve back pain
  • Reducing pain and the inflammatory cycle

Every spine is different, and so we treat every patient differently. Above & Beyond Physical Therapy always has the goal to relieve your pain and restore full function.

Schedule your appointment today to say goodbye to back pain now!

Locations

Queen Creek Location
21321 E. Ocotillo Rd., Suite 122
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Ph: 480.987.1870
F: 480.987.9289

Phoenix
3201 W. Peoria Ave., Suite D800
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Ph: 602.866.2231
F: 602.866.2261