Blue Sky PT. Don't Ignore Your Back Pain

Don't Ignore Your Back Pain! What Is Your Back Pain Trying To Tell You?

Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physical therapist will be able to identify the best treatment options for your body’s needs. This will likely include the following: • Targetedexercisesthatarespecializedtotheregionofthe backthat isexperiencingthemostpain.Theseexercisesare designedtohelpbuildstrengthandsupporttheunderlying structure of the spine. • Guidedstretchingdesignedto improverangeofmotionand flexibility.Thiswilltake intoaccountthehealthandvivacity ofthevertebraeand includestretchesthatsupportoptimal back health. • Support and guidance with an exercise routine and habit formation, including cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved blood circulation to the affected areas of the back, as well as strength-building activities and postural education. • Manual therapy to improve joint and soft tissue mobility. Thiswill increaseyourrangeofmotionand improveoverall mobility. 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 physicaltherapistcanprovideyouwiththeguidanceandongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injuryasyouattempttohealthecauseofyourbackpain.

The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. You rely on it so heavily — whether it is to shoulder your emotional stressesortophysicallyliftsomethingthatyouneedtocarrywith you. Your back is constantly at risk. It is at risk when you drive, being one of the body parts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on yourcouchorat theoffice,whereyouare likelyscrunchedover and not thinking about your posture. It is at risk when you run, whenyouplaysports,andevenwhenyou findyourselfsickand are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt. It is no wonder that so many people experience back injuries every year. But why do so many people choose to ignore their back injuries year after year! 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 leaving your body or the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right will cause people to seek immediate medical attention. Yet when painbegins intheback, it isalmostnormalto ignore it.Everyone develops back pain, time to time, right? There is no reason to stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutely wrong! 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 your back to begin to hurt. It is smart to have your back looked atbyaphysicianorphysical therapistearlyonso thatyouknow exactly what is going on with your body.

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