LOWER BACK INJURIES
Low back pain is a very common reason for seeking a Physical Therapist. It’s often caused by overuse but could have come on quickly from a sudden movement or during an activity. Or perhaps the pain has been present for a number of weeks and a Doctor recommended Physical Therapy. There are many different causes of low back pain including a recent injury, sciatica, muscle spasms, a herniated disk, stenosis, and arthritis. Physical Therapy for low back pain may help to avoid surgery, but if surgery is required, you may also come to us for rehabilitation after a discectomy or fusion. No matter the cause of your pain, don’t wait until the pain becomes unbearable. Contact Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance as early as possible to get back pain relief! A full evaluation by our Doctors of Physical Therapy can determine if additional tests are needed and get a jump start on the best plan to begin recovery.
Treatments for low back pain typically include stretching and exercises. While you may be tempted to stay put on the couch and rest, movement is actually better! Lack of movement can lead to tight, painful muscles. So, you will find that low back exercises are done in the office and prescribed to do at home, too.
Physical Therapy helps to reduce pain, improve strength, and restore mobility. Not all back pain is the same. It ranges from dull aches to sharp pains. From a large area to a specific spot. No matter how common the injury, yours is unique to you. That’s why it’s important to have treatment specific to you. At Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance, you will experience one on one treatment with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to create a personalized plan that gets you meeting and even exceeding your goals with fewer visits. It’s our goal to make you even better than you were before your injury!