Relieve Low Back Pain with Physical Therapy

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in industrialized countries. More than 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some time in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor, outnumbered only by the common cold.  Even though these statistics seem staggering, most often low back pain is not caused by any serious condition. The majority of people with a new episode of back pain recover well over several weeks or a few months.  Conservative treatments such as seeing your physical therapist is the best first choice.

BSR’s Approach to Managing Low Back Pain

Prescription medication for low back pain

BSR Physical Therapy can facilitate your recovery from low back pain through treatments such as manual therapy and exercises to improve your mobility. The physical therapists at BSR have advanced training in mobilizing and manipulating the joints and muscles of the spine. These forms of treatment will speed up your recovery.  Many patients with low back pain also require manual therapy to improve mobility of their hips and lower body.
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The physical therapists at BSR will educate you about your problem and provide you with the tools to manage on your own. In most cases, individuals can manage their back pain without medications, injections or surgery. Even when back pain persists for a long time, an active approach can be very effective. Therefore, understanding that back pain is a common occurrence and usually not due to any serious damage is the first step to recovery.

Your physical therapist will teach you the exercises which are most appropriate for your condition, lifestyle, and interests. This might include lumbar stabilization exercise, strengthening exercise, or various forms of aerobic training.  Proper knowledge and confidence about movement often lead to a sense of control and resilience. Back pain does not have to be debilitating. Call our office and get started.

Commonly Prescribed Low Back Exercises

Abdominal and low back muscle training exercises are part of an individualized program. Below are 3 basic exercises to start with before progressing to more advanced activities.