Crabapple: Living Life Without Back Pain

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“Help Others By Helping Yourself First!” LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

Forsome,backpain isadailyoccurrence thatdictates thewayyou liveyour life. Every movement, every motion is determined by the pain in your back. Standing,sitting, layingdown,driving,walkingorrunning—thepainpersists. In ages past, back pain was difficult to treat. If you experienced back pain, whether as a result of a work injury, trip-and-fall accident, or even just as a result of aging, the answer was almost always the same: head home, take a long rest, and give your back time to heal. This isn’t the way that things go anymore, and for several reasons. To start, the world isn’t as forgiving. Heading home and taking a long rest until your back is healed may work for some, but not for most. With deadlines and carpools and work schedules to keep up with, there needs to be an alternate solution to dealing with back pain that doesn’t require you to completely remove yourself from your responsibilities. What’s more, recent research indicates that resting may not actually be the ideal solution for long-term back care. Spending too much time on the

couchoroffyour feetcancause thebackmuscles toweakenandcaneven weakenbonestrength.Thiscould lead tomore long-term issueswithback pain — not fewer. Exercise, in general, is shown to increase strength and flexibility,supportinghealthymusclesandbones,and thereforesupporting ideal back health. Physical Therapy for Back Pain While rest and relaxation can help you overcome the immediate pain of a back injury, and may even be recommended by your physician in the early days following an injury, it is not a long-term solution. Physical therapy offers a long-term solution to back pain by using targeted exercises that focus on the cause of the pain. Through a combination of strength and flexibility training that focuses on muscledevelopmentand jointmovement,physical therapycanaddress the underlying cause of the pain and significantly improve your quality of life.

If you have been suffering from back pain, seeing one of our specialists at Crabapple Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today at (770) 686-3700!

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