RestorePT_The Ideal Treatment for Low Back Pain

HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


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. (continued inside)

INSIDE : • The Ideal Treatment For Low Back Pain • Lower Back Pain & Physical Therapy

• Exercise Essentials • Keeping Your Health In Mind!

HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body



• Vestibular Rehabilitation • Sports Injuries • And More!

• Arthritis - Painful Joints • Joint Replacements • Balance Disorders

• Neck & Back Pain/Radiculopathy • Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Injuries • Elbow & Shoulder Rehabilitation

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 conducted by medical researchers at the University of North Carolina 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 from a physical therapist could significantly improve quality of 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.

Do you need treatment for your back pain? We can help you get back to living pain free call today!

Lower Back Pain &Physical Therapy

Print sudoku 3 7 • 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 newmattress so that your back has more support at night. 1 8 6 8 • 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. 2 9 7 2 4 5 1 7 2 8 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 to muscles in your lower back that may have experienced atrophy 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:


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ExerciseEssentials Try this movement to help back pain.

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Telehealth Gets Results!

Patient Success Spotlight

Now you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan from the comfort and convenience of your own home. By providing care virtually, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe especially during this pandemic. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer through a secure platform called In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Telehealth also has other benefits for patients, such as quicker screening as well as assessment. Medicare and many other insurances are now approving telehealth visits.

“When I first came to RESTORE, I had a hard time standing up from a seated position. I could not get in and out of the car or walk up and down the steps without experiencing pain. After working with Reed I have returned to my normal daily routine pain free. Working with Reed has made all the difference!” -Sebastiana C. “Working with Reed has made all the difference!”

To learn more about our Telehealth services, call (856) 396-8131 today or visit our website at:

How can I know I’m safe in your clinic?

Although we know the hesitation is still there when entering a public place, we would like to bring you some peace of mind in knowing that

We understand that there is a lot of fear and uncertainty during this time. However, we can assure you that we care taking the necessary

we are taking health protocols very seriously and will be doing our very best to ensure the highest levels of cleanliness and caution at all times. If you would like to know more about our health practices for staying open during the quarantine, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

steps to make sure our patients are as safe as possible while they are being treated at our clinic.

For starters, we are limiting the number of patients in our clinic at this time, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. This will limit the amount of people congregating in the same area at once and greatly decrease the risk of anyone passing any contagions to fellow patients.

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Additionally, we will be following strict sanitary protocols by making sure every surface in our clinic is thoroughly cleaned and wiped down at all times. This will decrease the risk of any potential germs lingering on surfaces.

For anything you may need or any questions you may have, our physical therapists are here for you. Schedule a consultation with Restore Physical Therapy today to discuss your questions, concerns, and needs at this time.



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