Back Pain Management

Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability in industrialized countries. More than 80 percent of Americans will experience an episode of low back pain at some time in their lives. Total costs of lower back pain are estimated to be greater than $100 billion annually. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor, outnumbered only by the common cold. Despite these staggering statistics, most back pain is not caused by serious conditions. The majority of people with a new episode of back pain recover well over several weeks or a few months.

Our Approach to Managing Back Pain

Prescription medication for low back pain

BSR Physical Therapy can facilitate recovery from low back pain through treatments such as manual therapy and exercises to improve mobility. The physical therapists at BSR Physical Therapy have advanced training in mobilizing and manipulating the joints and muscles of the spine. These forms of treatment will expedite recovery in most people with a recent onset of back pain.
low back pain treatment

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. Understanding back pain is a common occurrence and not due to any serious damage is the first step to recovery.  Your physical therapist will then 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 exercise.  Proper knowledge and confidence with movement often lead to a sense of control and resilience. Back pain does not have to be debilitating. Back pain is best managed with an active team approach involving you and your physical therapist. Call our office and get started.