Physical Therapy Benefits for Back Pain
If you’ve ever had back pain, then you’re not alone. Nearly 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some stage in their lives.
Back pain is one of the leading causes of work disability and ranks at the top among the common reasons people miss work. Sadly, most people resolve back pain with opioid painkillers instead of focusing on noninvasive treatments like physical therapy.
Unlike the use of pain relievers, alternative therapies not only help patients avoid opioid addiction, but they will also reduce the chances of needing surgery for chronic back pain.
What Causes Back Pain?
Several factors, including the following, cause back pain:
- Medical conditions like arthritis
- Cancer of the spine
- Inflamed or ruptured discs
- Ligament Strain
- Lack of exercise
- Scoliosis: Abnormal alignment or curvature of the spine
- Sleep disorders
- Muscle tension
What are the Symptoms of Back Pain?
The most common symptom of back pain is feeling stabbing pain and ache across the back. You might also feel muscle aches and tingling extending to your legs and buttocks.
If you have acute pain, the best thing is to work out your back and rest for a few days. However, chronic back pain can sometimes be excruciating, lasting for at least 12 weeks. You might even develop other symptoms like weight loss, numbness, and pain going below your knees, fever, and weakness.
If you start experiencing the above, then it’s time to seek professional help.
How We Can Help
At Fusion Physical Therapy, we have an unwavering commitment to supporting patients to regain their pain-free lives. We have certified physical therapists that will walk with you every step of the way while customizing the right treatment plan for you: whether it’s a hands-on-massage technique, personalized back strengthening exercises, dry needling, or cupping.
If you’re suffering from back pain, don’t hesitate to contact us here and book an appointment with our back pain specialist.