Need help with throbbing lower back pain? Learn how physical therapy can help
Lower back pain can range from a mild inconvenience to a persistent throbbing that interferes with nearly every aspect of everyday life. If pain becomes chronic, it can be easy to wonder if relief is possible or if intensive treatment options like surgery will be needed. If you’re looking for relief from throbbing lower back pain, physical therapy can be a key part of your treatment plan.
Working with a therapist can help you develop increased strength, stability and range of motion in the lower back, leading to relief and a decreased risk for reinjury. To help you better understand the steps that a physical therapist takes to develop a treatment plan, we’re sharing the following guide. If you want to learn more or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Steps to lower back pain relief
When you first meet with one of our experienced and caring therapists, your initial appointment will typically begin with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying sources of pain. This should involve:
- A review of your medical history, previous treatments attempted and any relevant diagnostic imagery or physician notes
- A physical evaluation that includes a hands-on examination of your lower back and range-of-motion tests
- Questions about your symptoms and how they’re affecting your lifestyle
From there, it’s important to take a collaborative approach when developing a treatment plan. You should also commit to making any necessary lifestyle changes and performing any recommended exercises or treatments outside of therapy sessions. By being open with your therapist about your pain levels and what’s working or not, you can give yourself the best chance of a positive outcome.
Work with the experts at Franklin Rehabilitation
If you’re looking for relief from throbbing lower back pain and any related symptoms, Franklin Rehabilitation is here to help. Our team has decades of combined experience in treating lower back problems at their source. We’re passionate about patient-centered care and making sure everyone who comes to us feels like they’re family.
To learn more and schedule your initial appointment, please contact us today