AdamsPT: The Ideal Treatment For Low Back Pain

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The Ideal Treatment for Low Back Pain

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THE IDEAL TREATMENT FOR LOW BACK PAIN

INSIDE: • Lower Back Pain and Physical Therapy • Patient Success Spotlights • Exercise Essentials • Workshop

Low back pain is by far one of the most common ailments ever experienced. Just about everyone deals with low back pain at one point in their life. For some, the lucky ones, perhaps, the pain is just for a day or two as a result of a particularly grueling day of yard work or a slip-and-fall accident that landed you flat on your bum with a bruise to prove it. For others, the low back pain is something that lingers for years and years, getting worse as a result of improper footwear or particularly unsupportive furniture, and never really healing or going away. It is estimated that one-half of all Americans experience lower back pain annually, and it is considered to be the leading cause of workplace disability worldwide—not just in the United States. It is also one of the most common reasons that people miss work, and is the second most common reason that people visit the doctor’s office. When you put those two facts together, the cost of dealing with lower back pain really starts to add up.The average annual cost of dealing with back pain in the United States is $50 billion dollars. Unfortunately, a lot of those financial resources go into dealing with back pain through pain management and medication, but that is not an effective long-term solution for dealing with back pain. A far healthier and cost-effective solution is through physical therapy. Lower Back Pain in the United States. According to the National Institute for Health, the rates of low back pain have been steadily

rising in the United States over the past 20 years. The study was conductedbymedicalresearchersattheUniversityofNorthCarolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers consulted with members of the North Carolina community who experienced back pain to understand what caused their pain, how frequently they experience the pain, and what the severity of the pain is like. They found by talking with household members across the state that the incidence of lower back pain has increased significantly since the last time this survey was conducted, which was in 1992. Since 1992, the percentage of people coping with lower back pain increased from just over three percent to well over 10 percent. This is a significant finding, especially when it was found that the increase in lower back pain remained constant across demographics. A further interesting finding is that of those who experience lower back pain, 84 percent opted to seek medical treatment to address the pain, which was an increase of more than 10 percent in 1992. This means that while more people are experiencing back pain, more people are also seeking treatment for that pain, though there is still an approximate 15 percent of the population who are coping with severe lower back pain without treatment. For those, seeking support froma physical therapist could significantly improve quality of life. If you are ready to recover from back pain, call to talk to a therapist today at (888) 222-0130!

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LOWER BACK PAIN AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy is a great resource for lower back pain because it addresses the cause of the pain, rather than simply attempting to hide the symptoms. Working with a physical therapist can help you to experience improved range of motion, to restore strength tomuscles inyour lowerbackthatmayhaveexperiencedatrophy through lack of use, and also reduce tension in your lower back muscles through targeted massage. When working with a physical therapist, you may also be guided through different lifestyle changes that you can make that can help you begin to overcome your back pain with everyday activities. This can include: • Making changes to the type of shoes that you wear so that your back is getting more support with every step. Sometimes, using special insoles can significantly improve your back pain. • Adjusting your sleeping habits, or perhaps investing in a new mattress so that your back has more support at night. • Using more lumbar support at work or on your commute by using a special chair or chair cover. Lower back pain is a pain in the butt, but you don’t need to deal with it any longer. Reach out to your physical therapist for information and support overcoming lower back pain, and finally find long-term relief. Source: https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back- Pain-Facts-and-Statistics DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY Laser therapy is a non-invasive technique to help reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. This pain relief treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery.

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Depending on the condition being treated your therapy may be administered through either a contact or non-contact hand piece. The contact hand piece is designed to allow the practitioner to physically manipulate the tissue while administering the treatment, resulting in a laser-massage treatment. This allows for light to penetrate deeper into tissues than the non-contact hand piece due to it’s ability to displace tissue through a laser-massage technique. Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments. Although, it’s very common to feel some pain relief after the first visit. Your doctor will develop a treatment plan that is optimal for your condition.

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1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist. Has Your Pain ComeBack? 2. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. 3. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment. Call To Talk to Your

PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHTS

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“When I first came to Adams Physical Therapy, my right hip was hurting affecting my walking and everyday activities. The STAFF AT ADAMS TOOK CHARGE & IN A FEW VISITS I COULD NOTICE A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. With each visit all the staff were smiling and super friendly, not only with me but everyone that came in and they made you feel welcome. From the start of my visits to the last, I could notice a REMARKABLE CHANGE in my walking and pain here! I am back to doing the things I gave up on because of the pain. I would recommend Adams Physical Therapy to anyone and Dr. Davis worked with me and done wonders. Thanks for all you have done for me. I can’t say enough good things about all everyone has done for me. I don’t think of you as Adams staff, you are my Adams family! ” - James K.

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Exercise Essential

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MINI SQUAT Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Perform a squatting motion initiated by bending at the hip. Only bend knees slightly, do not bend knees beyond 45 degrees. Rise up by straightening at the hip. Repeat 8 times.

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BACK PAIN& SCIATICA THUR. APRIL 11 AT 6 PM ROTATOR CUFF & SHOULDER PAIN SAT. MAY 4 AT 10 AM Call 888-222-0130 or visit adamsptservices.com To Register SPACES FILL UP FAST!

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