Back Pain

Back pain affects most people at some point, but physical therapy is uniquely qualified to help you feel better without addictive medications.

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Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people go to the doctor, miss work, or stop participating in their regular activities. In addition, it’s the most common condition seen in physical therapy. Approximately 80% of people will experience at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime.

 

Symptoms of Back Pain

  • Low back pain
  • Pain in the buttock or legs
  • Nerve pain in the legs
  • Muscle spasm
  • Muscle tension
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and legs (i.e.- sciatica)

 

Common diagnoses of back pain can include:

How We Treat Back Pain

Studies show that early use of physical therapy can reduce the use of other healthcare services including injections and surgeries, and is also more cost effective. In addition, manual therapy is proven to reduce low back and neck pain.

Your physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation and direct treatment to meet your individual needs and goals.

Services may include:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Stabilization exercises
  • Neuromuscular conditioning
  • Modalities (ice, heat, electrical stimulation)
  • Dry needling
  • McKenzie based diagnosis and therapy
  • Traction
  • Patient education on activity modification and ergonomic assessment
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Aquatic Therapy

 

 

*Services are not available at all locations. Call or click the location page near you for that center’s services.

Aquatic Therapy

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Dry Needling

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McKenzie Method

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What to Expect

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When to Arrive

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When to Arrive

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When to Arrive

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