Back Pain Treatment

What is it?

The back is made up of the spine, spinal cord, muscles, ligaments and nerves. It provides the main structure for the body’s trunk, is required for all gross motor movement, and sends signals to and from the brain to other parts of the body. Back pain is commonly related to injuries, but may also stem from mechanical or structural spine problems, inflammatory diseases, or other medical issues. Discomfort may feel like sharp pain in a localized area, be constant and aching throughout the back, or radiate away from the back to the buttocks and down to the feet. Pain may be its worst in the morning, with inactivity, during certain movements, or may come and go.

causes of back painCauses

Back pain typically presents in the lumbar region. It may be the result of:

  • Traumatic Injuries (Work or auto accidents)
  • Poor techniques used when lifting
  • Poor posture/ergonomics
  • Lack of strength and conditioning
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Bulging/Herniated Disc pathology
  • Inflammation (arthritis) of the joints and/or discs
  • Advanced age
  • Osteoporosis

lower back painWhat We Treat

SportsCare Physical Therapists are experts in back injury rehabilitation. Below are conditions often associated with low back pain that can be painful and limit the range of motion of the spine:

  • Disc degeneration
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Herniated disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis

back pain treatmentTreatment 

SportsCare Physical Therapists will first perform a comprehensive physical evaluation, including discussing your concerns, goals, and medical history.They will then customize a treatment program that may include:

  • Treatment/instructions to reduce inflammation
  • Intermittent Compression with Cold (Game Ready and Normatec)
  • Modalities (Ultrasound, Ice/Heat, Electrical Stimulation)
  • Manual Therapy (Soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization/manipulation, muscle energy techniques, Mulligan movement techniques
  • Posture and Lifting mechanics
  • Therapeutic Exercises- Mckenzie repeated spine movements, Neuro-gliding techniques
  • Gait training
  • AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • Unweighted/Balance Treadmill
  • Spinal Traction
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Aquatic Pool Therapy
  • Home Exercise Program/Education for prevention
A person suffering from backpain

80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives.

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