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The four main reasons you may need treatment for lower back pain

July 4th, 2020
Lower Back Pain Treatment

Have you ever really stopped and thought about how lower back pain affects your daily life? You can’t walk as far with the dog. Playing with your grandchildren is a pain-wracked experience. Getting through a whole workday is almost impossible. Unfortunately, far too many Americans know exactly how disruptive lower back pain, or lumbar pain, can be. 

Lower back pain is one of the most common aches and pains that causes people to see their physical therapist. In fact, it’s estimated that about 31 million Americans are living with lumbar pain at any given time. Lumbar pain comes in different levels, from a simple achy, stiff back in the morning, to a severe and debilitating condition. By receiving treatment sooner, you can lessen the long-term damage that lower back pain can cause in your spine. However, getting the most effective treatment for your back pain will require that you know what’s causing it. 

These four issues could be the reason you need lower back pain treatment

Understanding the specific cause of your lower back pain is the first step toward getting the treatment you need. However, many people aren’t really sure what’s causing their lumbar pain. This is where a physical therapist can help. 

These specialists can perform an assessment of your lower back, and this can reveal the root cause of your pain. Four issues that your assessment is likely to reveal are: 

  1. Poor spinal and abdominal muscle support
  2. Poor posture and alignment of the spine
  3. Limited movement of the spinal joints
  4. Lack of proper coordination of the spinal muscles

Rehab Access offers effective treatment for lower back pain

In order for your spine to be healthy and to work properly, you need to have strength, flexibility and coordination. While medications and injections can help relieve the inflammation caused by a malfunctioning spine, they don’t fix the root cause of the problem.

Physical therapy from Rehab Access is an effective way to improve your spinal strength, coordination and flexibility. Our team can perform a complimentary screening for you that’s designed to reveal the source of your pain. 

We can also build you a personalized therapy plan intended to decrease your back pain, and your plan may include therapy methods like aquatic therapy and virtual care. Best of all, once your spine is working better, our therapy specialists can teach you how to maintain your spinal health so you don’t have to continue to suffer with low back pain. 

Contact our team today for more information about how we can help treat your back pain or to schedule your initial appointment.

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