Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy

Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy

The Advance Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Is It Back Pain or Sciatica? Does life ever feel like one large pain in the back? Backpain isdifficult todealwithonadailybasis,yet for so many people, this is a total reality. By certain estimates, as many as 85 percent of adults in the United States struggle with back pain at some point in their lives. The most common type of back pain experienced is in the lower back, and it can happen for any variety of reasons. Being in a car accident can cause you to experience lingering back pain for years after the accident. Accidents at work can lead to similar consequences. But sometimes the cause of your back pain isn’t as straightforward. Back pain canalsodevelop foranynumberofcommon reasons — things thatyoudoeverydaywithout thinking twice. An old desk chair that doesn’t provide much lumbar support can take its toll over time, as can wearing shoes thatdon’thavemuchsupport,orevengaining weight, particularly around the stomach area. Workingwithaphysical therapist is,handsdown, the best thing that you can do when you are looking to overcomebackpain.Aphysical therapistcan identify the cause of the back pain and present you with helpfulstrategies thatcanstrengthenyourbackand reduce theseverityofyourpain.Physical therapy for back pain often includes a combination of targeted massage, flexibility and range of motion training, musclebuilding,and targetedstretching techniques. Using these strategies in combination with anti- inflammatory medication, as recommended by your physician, is often considered the most-efficient approach tohandlingbackpainand is recommended by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. While there is back pain that develops as a result of strain or sprain, there is also something called low back degenerative disc disease, which happens when thediscs inyourspineweaken.This frequently developsasa resultof repetitiveback injuryandcan also develop as a result of age. With degenerative disc disease, the space between the discs begins to collapse and become unstable and will cause back pain to develop. When you work with a physical therapist to overcome back pain as a result of degenerative disc disease, your physical therapist will begin by strengthening core muscle groups, which includes the abdominal wall, and will provide youwith targetedmassageandstretching techniques to alleviate pain. Call us today for more information! Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to those aches and pains! Find The Answer to Your Pain Questions and Live an Active Life Again

Understanding Back Pain Being educated about your back pain can help you make the right choices to overcome it as quickly as possible. One of the biggest problems with back pain is that it lingers.This leadsmanypeople todeal with back pain for years on end without seemingly any end in sight.

Too many people consider back pain a normal experience of their lives and don’t immediately seek support thatcouldmake thepainan issueof thepast.

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