AspenRehab: Don't Ignore Back Pain

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2020

IT’S TIME TO GET HELP FOR YOUR BACK PAIN

Lower back pain was eliminated! "Extreme lower back pain was eliminated with professional guidance and compassion.” -R.D. PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

your back to begin to hurt, and it is smart to have your back looked at by a physician early on so that you know exactly what is going on with your body from the get-go. Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physical therapist will be able to identify the best treatment options foryour body’s needs. This will likely include the following: • Targeted exercises that are specialized to the region of the back that is experiencing the most pain. These exercises are designed to help build strength and support the surrounding muscles. • Guided stretching designed to improve range of motion and flexibility. This will take into account the health and vivacity of vertebrae and any potential stretches that may support optimal back health. •Supportandguidancewithanexerciseroutineand habit formation, especially with cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved blood circulation to the affected areas Attempting to undertake any of these changes on your own after you’ve experienced a back injury is both dangerous and not recommended. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapistcanprovideyouwiththeguidanceand ongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain. of the back, as well as strength- building activities.

The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body.You relyon it so heavily—whether it is to shoulder your emotional stresses or to physically lift something that you need to carry with you. Your back is constantly at risk. It is at risk when you drive, being one of the bodyparts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on your couch or at the office, where you are likely scrunched over and not caring one bit about your posture. It is at risk when you run, when you play sports, and even when you find yourself sick and are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt. It is no wonder that so many people experience back injuries every year. What is a big wonder is that so many people choose to ignore their back injuries year afteryear!

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When you break an arm or get a cut on your leg, you are likely to do something about it right away.

The sight of blood leavingyourbodyor the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right is something

“Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal.”

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that not many people are going to deal with for too long before seeking medical attention. Yet when pain begins in the back, it is almost normal to ignore it. Everyone develops back pain, time to time, right? There is no reason to stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutelywrong! Understanding Back Pain. Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal. There are actually a lot of serious conditions that can cause

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