Physical Therapy And Back Pain: How Does It Help?
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According to research, back pain is the single leading cause of disability for people worldwide. The unfortunate thing about back pain is that it can really debilitate you from doing normal, everyday things. Our back is a central part of our body and if it’s injured or in pain, it’s really difficult to do much of anything, including restful sleep.
If you’ve experienced back pain, you’re not alone.
Nearly 80% of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, and it affects people of all ages both young and old.
Luckily, physical therapy for back pain is a great way to manage discomfort and even help increase the strength in your back to prevent further injury.
How Physical Therapy Helps Back Pain
Physical therapy is the best option to help heal your back and help you become pain-free. Below are just some of the ways physical therapy can help relieve your back pain:
Back Exercises Given by a Physical Therapist
Considering that a physical therapist will spend around 7 years in school, they know a thing or two about healing the body.
During a physical therapy appointment, you’ll be shown different stretches and positions that will help aid you in healing your back. The knowledge you gain from your physical therapist is priceless and will benefit you for your entire life.
Some people think that they can just manage their back with home remedies, and while that can help, it will only work to a degree.
Performing at-home exercises without the right knowledge can lead to overstretching which leads to the potential of tweaking your back, causing further injury. A physical therapist will know what your body needs to get better and won’t push you to the point of reinjury.
Put your trust in your physical therapist and you’ll be well on your way to a better back.
Most people don’t have a physical therapy clinic in their own home, imagine that.
At home, there’s only so much you can do in terms of stretching and exercises. With the new technology that many physical therapy clinics have, you’ll be able to do so much more than you could at home.
A physical therapy office will have every tool and machinery you could possibly imagine to help heal, stretch and strengthen your body. Not to mention, you get the expertise of the physical therapist themselves for a more hands-on technique.
Types of Back Pain And Services
Back pain can be caused by a number of things. If you work a 9-5 job, you may notice some aches and pains over time in your back. If you’re in an industry that requires you to lift heavy objects, you’ll likely develop pain spots throughout your spine. Even pregnant women have back pain, especially in their lower back. These types of scenarios are fairly easy to fix and manage.
However, others may struggle with more severe back pain due to a herniated disk or scoliosis. Physical therapy can still help those individuals manage their back pain and regain more comfort in their lives.
If you’ve ever experienced back pain, Action Potential Physical Therapy offers a variety of programs that cater to your specific needs. Check out these physical therapy programs and see what works best for you:
- Women’s Health
- Back Pain Rehabilitation
- Job Site Evaluation
- Spinal Mobilization
- Chronic Pain Physical Therapy
Action Potential Physical Therapy
We have a fantastic team of physical therapists that are ready to provide the best care you deserve.
With 7 different locations in the Colorado Springs area, you’ll be able to easily find a physical therapy clinic that works for you.
Take advantage of what’s offered at Action Potential Physical Therapy and schedule your next appointment. We can’t wait to see you!