Tired of lower back pain? Try physical therapy
Lower back pain is all too common of an ailment in American adults. It’s reported that at any given moment, more than 31 million Americans are suffering from lower back pain. Some occasional back pain is a normal part of life, such as when you spend a long day doing manual work. However, if you are one of the millions who suffer from long-lasting lower back pain, it’s time to find treatment.
There are many different treatment options available for lower back pain, some effective and some not so much. One treatment that benefits many people with lower back pain is physical therapy.
Treating lower back pain with physical therapy
Many people rely on pain medications to help with lower back pain, but this can be a problem because medication usually doesn’t treat the pain at the source. Some medications also cause undesirable side effects and can be addictive. Treating lower back pain with physical therapy targets the pain at its source and can help provide relief while reducing your dependency on medication.
Physical therapists have different methods they use for treating lower back pain. At Franklin Rehabilitation, we always personalize our treatments to the needs of each patient. We can thoroughly examine your condition to determine the cause of your pain and provide a customized treatment routine that will help.
Many of our personalized treatments for lower back pain include:
- Therapeutic exercises and stretches — Stretching and exercising helps improve the strength and flexibility of your muscles and soft tissue. Stronger and more flexible muscles and soft tissue provide better support for your upper body weight and for the spine, which can help reduce lower back pain.
- Manual therapy — Our physical therapists can perform hands-on techniques known as manual therapy to help mobilize your joints and soft tissue. These techniques can help break up scar tissue, reduce tension and improve your range of motion in your lower back.
- Posture guidance — Sitting, standing or sleeping with poor posture can put strain on your lower back and core muscles. Straining these muscles leads to an increase of pressure on your spine, which is often the source of your lower back pain. Your physical therapist can examine your posture and help you make improvements if necessary.
Visit Franklin Rehabilitation for help with managing your lower back pain
Are you tired of living with lower back pain every day? It’s time to find treatment that helps. At Franklin Rehab, we are ready to join you on your journey to managing your back pain so you can live a better quality of life. What’s more, you can begin physical therapy without a doctor’s referral.