Don't Ignore Back Pain

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Do you feel aches and pains in your lower back from time to time, or tightness in your back getting out of a chair after sitting for awhile? Four out of every five Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Do you have one of these 6 common conditions associated with back pain? 1. Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy: The result of pressure on a nerve exiting the spine. This is often mistakenly called sciatica. 2. Sciatica: This comes fromcompression of the sciatic nerve. Symptoms can radiate from the buttock down the leg to the back of the knee. 3. Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the bony spinal canal which causes

rubbing or pressure on nerves. Weakness to the legs, pain or even loss of balance can result. 4. Lumbar sprain/strain: This is a common cause of low back pain due to injury of muscles and tendons. The rows of muscles that run up and down the sides of the spinal column, are the major muscle groups usually involved in lower back injury. 5. Fractures: These are due to trauma, or sometimes occur without any injury in people with osteoporosis. 6. Spinal cord compression: This is unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control.

Elite Physical Therapy Relieves Sciatica Why Do You Ignore Your Back P in?

A recent survey showed that more than half of all first-time visits to a primary care physician for lower back pain were because the patient was unable to work or conduct daily activities. Twenty-five percent of patients visited a primary care physician because over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and treatments were ineffective.

Medication and Bed Rest Most lower back pain sufferers will first try OTC drugs and bed rest, but most self remedies will not provide the relief that you need. In fact, bed rest is the wrong thing to do, because it can weaken the spinal muscles further. Weakness in the spinal muscles is one of the main reasons for low back pain How Our Treatments Help The sooner you get professional help, the faster you will get relief. This translates into fewer missed worked days and needless spending on OTC drugs that have unpleasant side effects. Putting off coming in for treatment could lead to loss of movement, loss

and puts you at risk for injuring your back with common daily activities such as lifting, bending or squatting. Most of us sit too much which contributes to severe weakening of the back and torso muscles which are needed for a healthy back.

of coordination and even loss of independence. Without proper mobility, stability and alignment your back structures will wear down similar to tires that are out of alignment. Seeking proper medical attention with our Physical Therapists, will help you regain proper mobility and stability of your spine, reduce pain and teach you how to take care of your back. Give us a call today about getting your back in shape at Elite Physcial Therapy.

Patient Results

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” “I would like to let you know how incredibly lucky I feel to have met my Elite Physical Therapist. I believe that the input and professional experience is what got me to feel better and moving again. When I first met my Elite Physical Therapist, I would not walk without a limp, nor could I drive my car as my right hip bothered me severely and prevented me from enjoying my regular activities. My diagnosis was extremely accurate and it was confirmed by the imaging results. I am forever grateful and cannot say enough about my Elite Physical Therapist’s commitment to her patients. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” -A.M. Featured Doctor: Dr. Oz (from the Dr. Oz show) Dr. Oz votes Physical Therapy as the #1 option and treatment solution for back pain! To read more on The Truth Behind Controversial Solutions to back pain and what is safe and most effective take a look at this article:

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1. You Decide

It’s time to do something

Just dealing with pain can lead to long-term damage of joints, muscles and more.

2. Seek Help

Talk to our pain relief experts

At Elite Physcial Therapy we are your trusted medical experts to finding the mechanical cause of your pain and fixing it. We are always here for you, just a phone call away to answer your questions.

3. Get Relief

Feel better, stronger, healthier

Our proven hands on treatments will fix your pain and teach you how to keep it from coming back. Ask about our SPINE Program for common neck and back pain problems. Isn’t it time you enjoyed an active pain-free life?

DECREASE COSTSWITH DIRECT ACCESS Research shows Direct Access patients had 86% fewer visits on average than referred patients, decreasing costs

tremendously. CALL TODAY

Exercise Essential Try this simple exercise to relieve back pain...

Helps Back Pain

PRESS UPS Lying face down, slowly raise up and arch your back using your arms. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 6 times.


The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed Physical Therapist.

Elite Physical Therapists Are The Mechanics Of Your Body!

Minor aches and pains are warning signals from your body to let you know something is not working properly. Don’t put off the pain until it’s too late. Come in today for a “Tune-Up.”

Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.

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