Sports Orthopedic. Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

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Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even leadto long-term joint,spineandnervedamage.Asoneofthemost commonphysicalcomplaints,over80percentoftheU.S.populationwill suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder yourabilitytoreach, lean,kneel, liftorbend. Itcanalsohinderyourtime spentwithfriendsandfamily.Directpainaside,minorachesandcramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. What Causes Back Pain? Afewthingscausebackpain.TheAmericanPhysicalTherapyAssociation covers each of these, but the following are leading causes: DON’T LET YOUR BACK PAIN SLOW YOU DOWN

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause. Back Pain Solutions You’re in luck: Back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy and medication. Where medication is considered, anti-inflammatory drugs,analgesicmedicationsandcounter-irritantsarethemostpopular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help.

If you’re suffering from back pain, call 301.989.9040 totalkwithyourphysicaltherapist today and schedule your appointment!

Sources http://www.apta.org/ https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

• Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine & thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination

• Spinal and core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture • Spinal muscle and tissue damage

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