KerrvillePT: Tired Of That Aching Back

Health & Wellness

June, 2019



The most common cause of back pain is from sustaining an injury. This can happen in one of two ways - from an instant, sudden trauma, or from a repetitive-use injury that develops gradually over time. Because back pain is so commonplace in the United States, there is a lot of information we have on the topic. Below are some facts about back pain: • Back pain is the number one disability for those under age 45. • Experts place the likelihood of any person to experience some type of back problem in their lifetime at about 80%. That’s four out of every five people! • 30-40% of all workplace absences are due to back pain. • More than two-thirds of back strains are caused by lifting and other exertions, such as pulling and pushing. • Most cases of back pain are mechanical— meaning they are NOT caused by serious conditions, such as infection, fracture, or cancer.

Find relief with Kerrville Physical Therapy Center. Fortunately, back pain can be relieved with our SPINE program. This programhelps in improving your spine movement, posture, muscle stability, and strength, so your back can function in the pain-free way that it’s intended. Our SPINE program can also provide you with helpful tips for preventing your back pain from returning. Your physical therapist will also work with you to implement an individualized treatment plan, based on your specific needs. The main stages of your plan will focus on pain relief, which may include any combination of ice and heat therapies, manual therapy, posture improvement, targeted stretches and exercises, or any other treatment that your physical therapist may deem fit. As you progress and improve, your physical therapist will expand on your exercises and stretches by making them more intensive over time. This will help increase your overall strength and range of motion.

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