First Choice PT. Back Pain & Difficulty Walking

APRIL 2019




Doesgoingforawalksound likeabigpain intheback?Forthosewhostrugglewith chronicbackpain,eventhebasictaskofgoingforawalkcanbeoverwhelmingand painful.Backpaincanstrikeatany time.Whether in theupperback,surrounding the neck and shoulders, or in the lower back at the lumbar or sciatica, back pain is something that no one likes to deal with for too long. Relying on pain medications to help you overcome back pain will leave you disappointed. While pain medications are frequently helpful at alleviating the discomfort of your back pain for a short period of time, they are not capable of resolving the issue that iscausingyourpain todevelop in thefirstplace.Theonly thing that can actually fix your back pain is addressing the issue that is causing your pain head on. Physical therapy is a great resource for addressing your back pain and can be a helpful tool in getting you back on your feet. So, whether it is following a sudden injury or a chronic issue that has developed overtime,physicaltherapycouldbetheanswertohelpingyouenjoy lifefreeofback pain.Andthesecrettosuccess is learningtoapproachrecoveryonestepatatime.

Walking is a great form of exercise, but more than that, it is a necessity of life. When you can’t walk, even basic tasks become complicated. Getting out of bed in themorning,getting toand fromwork,movingyourwayaround theoffice,and even spending time with family on the weekends all rely heavily on your ability to walk. When your back pain begins to interfere with your ability to move around freely, then you know it is time to start doing something about it. Conveniently, walking is more than a goal when it comes to back pain, it could be part of the solution. Working with a physical therapist to develop improved strategies and techniques with your walking could help you to get back on your feetevensooner thanyou thoughtpossible.What’smore, for thosewhoareable to walk, getting on your feet more often with targeted exercises could help you find relief from back pain even sooner than expected.


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