How Physical Therapy Helps with Back Pain

How Physical Therapy Helps with Back Pain

Low back pain affects nearly everyone at some stage of active adult life and is one of the most common ailments that people seek treatment for. As a matter of fact, 60-75% of the population who have back pain will experience recurring or chronic back problems.The good news is you can self manage your low back pain if you are willing to take responsibility of your own care!

Some of the common causes of low back pain include:

  • poor sitting positions
  • poor lifting technique
  • awkward bending positions
  • poor standing positions
  • stooped posture of aging
When to seek medical advice:
  • If you have severe pain below the knee and experience sensations of weakness, numbness or pins and needles in the foot and toes
  • Pain after a recent accident
  • If you have developed bowel and bladder problems following recent low back pain
  • You have previous history of cancer or tumor
  • If you develop a fever or other symptoms in addition to your low back pain
How PT can help: 
Physical Therapy utilizes both passive and active treatments, and different stretches/activities to help with your back pain.
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