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How can physical therapy reduce lower back pain?

May 2nd, 2019
Lower Back Pain Treatment

Lower back pain is a common occurrence among adults in a wide range of occupations and situations. It is the most common official reason for missed work days and affects the lives of roughly 80% of people over the course of their life. The good news is that most forms of lower back pain can benefit from the types of physical therapy exercises offered by rehab service providers.


For pain that is not acute or has not been occurring for more than a day or two, we usually recommend resting and doing simple exercises at home. However, if persistent lower back pain manifests, a physical therapy plan can and likely should be developed with a team of trained experts.

Physical therapy treatment for lower back pain

Physical therapists can use several different techniques for treating lower back pain. Most treatments will include some form of therapeutic exercise and stretches. These increase the strength and flexibility of your back and core muscles. The goal of these exercises is to improve the structural support of your muscles for your spine and upper body. This reduces pressure off the spine that causes lower back pain and can help prevent future pain.  


Other techniques for treating lower back pain may include:


  • Dry needling
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Manual therapy
  • Electrical stimulation 

At Rehab Access, we also offer aquatic therapy for lower back pain. Aquatic therapy is a series of exercises and movements in a pool of water led by a physical therapist. The water supports your body to reduce some of the pain that exercising puts on your joints. Exercising in water also provides natural resistance, which can increase the effectiveness of therapeutic exercise for lower back pain.

Visit Rehab Access for lower back pain treatment

Our physical therapists at Rehab Access are skilled in a variety of techniques for treating lower back pain. One of our team members can examine the condition of your back and determine which treatment techniques are right for you. Contact our team today to learn more about lower back pain treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.