Bay State PT_Don't Ignore Your Back Pain

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DON’T IGNORE YOUR BACK PAIN! FIND RELIEF WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

INSIDE : • How can I find relief? • Myofascial Release

• Patient Success Spotlight • Exercise to Relieve Pain

Didyouknow that the WorldHealthOrganization estimates thatapproximately 149 million workdays are lost due to back pain? Low back pain is a sensation that isall toocommon formillionsofpeople.Sixty toseventypercentofpeople across industrialized nations experience back pain, which can greatly hinder daily lifeand limityourparticipation indaily tasksandactivities thatyouenjoy. The American PhysicalTherapy Association states that back pain is the most commonly experienced form of pain for Americans. In fact, one in every four Americanshasexperiencedsome formofbackpain in thepast threemonths. Back pain commonly results from a muscle strain or injury. However, it can also develop as a result of an underlying condition, such as nerve irritation, a disc injury, or change in bone structure. If left untreated, back pain can also progress into more serious health issues. Fortunately,physical therapycanhelpmanageyourbackpainandgetyouback to living your life without limitations. For more information on how you can effectively relieve your back pain, contact Bay State Physical Therapy today.

Why do I have back pain? There are many causes of back pain. For example, poor posture, car accidents, and sports-related injuries are just a few of the ways that someone may develop back pain. Back pain is most commonly sustained through injury. This can happen in one of two ways: 1) an instant, sudden trauma, such as a car accident, or 2) repetitive use that puts excessive stress on the back over time, such as bending down several times throughout the week to pick up boxes. According to the American PhysicalTherapy Association , some other factors that may contribute to your back pain include:

• Degenerative disc disease • Lumbar spinal stenosis • Fractures

• Herniated disc • Osteoarthritis • Osteoporosis

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