Millions of Americans are adversely impacted by back and neck pain each year. Studies show that, at one point or another, a majority of the U.S. population will be affected by back pain. Back aches and back pain may occur for a variety of reasons. The most frustrating facet in the treatment of back pain is that there is no “magic cure.” Patients often find help from ice, heat, and over the counter pain relief medications. If these basic steps do not alleviate your back pain, the next step is to seek medical evaluation.
There are a few warning signs that may indicate a problem that needs immediate evaluation: Your back pain persists beyond a few days, your back pain awakens you at night, causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs, causes new bowel or bladder problems, is associated with fever or pain in the abdomen. Also, see your doctor if you start having back pain for the first time, especially after the age of 50.
Our Physical Therapists are dedicated to healing your pain or directing you toward the right “road to recovery.” Rehabilitation strategies often involve specific exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles as well as to improve your posture, balance, and endurance. Heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation are a few physical modalities that are also incorporated into treatment sessions. We will work closely with your physician to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function.
Call us today or use the “Request Appointment” button so we can help reduce your back pain and get you back to optimal function today!