Agility: Is It Back Pain Or Sciatica?

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“Find Out The Exact Cause Of Your Pain!” IS IT BACK PAIN OR SCIATICA?

Many patients with low back pain should consider physical therapy as a first line of treatment for their condition, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). An article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends that in most cases of symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease, a common cause of low back pain (LBP), the most effective treatment is physical therapy combined with anti-inflammatory medications and concludes that physical therapy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the cornerstones of non-surgical treatment. Symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease develops when a disc weakens (often due to repetitive strain), is injured, or deteriorates from aging. As a result, the disc is unable to hold the vertebrae as it should and the lack of stability can cause back pain. Approximately 75 to 85 percent of adults will be affected by low back pain during their lifetimes. Physical therapist intervention includes strengthening of core muscle groups, including the abdominal wall, which can have positive effects in patients with this condition.



Physical therapy at Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance includes strengthening of core muscle groups, including the abdominal wall, which can have positive effects in patients with this condition. Exercise and manual therapy including spinal manipulation, have been shown to alleviate pain in many patients. In addition, patient education to remain active and use appropriate body mechanics is beneficial. Physical therapists are trained to identify which of these treatment strategies will be most effective for an individual patient, which further improves the effectiveness of care.

In addition to building the core muscle groups, hands-on therapy to mobilize the spine has been shown to be particularly effective. Physical therapists can help patients develop a safe and effective exercise program that is tailored to their specific needs and goals. Surgery should be the last option, but too often patients think of surgery as a cure all and are eager to embark on it. Receiving care from a licensed physical therapist can further improve the odds that a patient can maintain their quality of life and avoid surgery.



Contact Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance to get all of your back pain questions answered. We can help your pain transform from a pressing problem, to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life!

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Why You Need To Come In For Another Check-Up: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle



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An insurance deductible is the amount ofmoney that youmust pay before your insurance company pays for yourmedical services. If your deductible ismet, your Physical Therapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. HAVE YOU MET YOUR ANNUAL INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE?

You Don’t Have to Live With Pain

DO YOU EXPERIENCE PAIN WITH THE FOLLOWING? Standing for more than 15 minutes Squatting up and down from the floor Walking up stairs Running, walking, or physical activities

When you wake in the morning Doing daily chores or activities

Look at your answers to this checklist then make the decision to get help today. Call Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance!

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to help keep you moving...

Helps Low Back Pain

THORACIC EXTENSION KNEELING PUSH UPS Kneel on knees with buttock touching heels. Hands and forearms on the ground in front of you. Push up to lift your chest and upper back only. Repeat 5 times.


The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.


“I have been working out with Alisha for quite a few years now. I love that she is so positive and can change an exercise if one does not work for me! This place is great!” -Donna A. “This place is great!”

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