Back pain will affect most Americans at some time in their lives. It is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. There are multiple causes of back pain, including nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis, to name a few. Over time, muscle strain can lead to an imbalance in the spinal structures which makes one more prone to injury.
Physical therapy can effectively treat most types of back pain. Therapists utilize manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise and specific modalities tailored to an individual’s specific concerns. Education regarding steps you can take to prevent recurrence in the future are essential to long term back health.