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Five treatments physical therapists offer for back pain


Playing with your grandkids. Walking around the grocery store. Working at your desk. Back pain can make each of these normal daily tasks more difficult for you.

Throughout your life, you’re bound to experience some form of back pain. Indeed, medical research shows that up to 80% of people will have back pain at some time in their life. Many cases of pain can be caused by strain from physical activity or poor posture. In these cases, the back pain should go away after a few days of rest and care. Physical therapists can help you learn what options they offer to treat your back pain. 

These five treatment options from a physical therapist can help treat your back pain

Do not ignore back pain if it persists for more than a couple of days or if the pain is so severe that it is limiting your ability to perform daily tasks. In these cases, back pain could be an indication of a more severe issue requiring medical assistance.

When your back pain is extreme or long lasting, you should seek assistance from your primary care provider or a licensed physical therapist. These medical experts should be able to diagnose the source of your back pain and help you figure out how to address it.

Some of the treatment options your physical therapist could use for back pain include: 

  1. Therapeutic exercises — Physical therapists typically use stretches and strengthening exercises to assist with back pain. One study reports that such exercises helped almost 63% of patients moderately reduce their back pain. 
  1. Myofascial release — This technique targets myofascial trigger points in the back that are causing tension and pain. A medical study reveals that myofascial release helped reduce back pain by at least 50% in 63% of patients who had it. 
  1. At-home care — Back pain can be so severe that making it to a physical therapy clinic is an issue. This is why many physical therapists offer to come to your home for an appointment. 
  1. Virtual therapy — Another option that can help you get therapy from home is virtual therapy. This involves you meeting with your physical therapist over a secure online video feed. 
  1. Ergonomic recommendations — Sitting or standing with poor posture can often lead to back pain. Unfortunately, you might not even realize that your posture is poor. Your physical therapist can look at your posture and make recommendations to help you improve it. 

Back in Motion Physical Therapy offers effective back pain treatment

Our team at Back in Motion Physical Therapy aims to provide patients with assistance in treating back pain and other mobility issues. We offer free screenings that can help reveal the source of your back pain. In addition, our therapy specialists excel at constructing personalized therapy plans intended to reduce and prevent back pain. 

Take the next step to start getting our help with your back pain. Contact us today for more information about the therapy services we offer or to schedule an initial appointment. 

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