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Why You Don’t Have to Live With Low Back Pain At Physical Therapy Institute of Illinois we find the cause of your pain and help you reduce it and get moving again!
Doyousufferfromanachingback?Whether it isashort-lived muscle spasm, or a long-term problem, your back is telling you something! Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, discs, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. It is the hub of your nervous system where messages to and from your brain travel to different parts of your body. It is so complex, that it takes years for you to master the ability to stand up straight, walk, and run. Asweage, it isverycommontosufferachesandpains inthe lowerback, typicallybecauseofpoorpostureandprolonged sitting, or previous injuries. However, aches and pains are a sign of underlying problems. Your spine relies on proper posture, alignment, strength, and coordination. When any one of these key areas doesn’t work right, strain and stress occurs on the spine, sparking inflammation and pain. Inflammation weakens the spinal muscles and legmuscles, causing difficulty with everyday activities. Getting up and down from the floor, squatting, standing for long periods, and even walking can become a problem. This can really affectyour lifeand the longer theproblempersists, themore long-term damage can occur. Quickly Relieve Low Back Pain Most low back pain can easily be treated with physical therapy and without the need for surgery, or prolonged medication. Physical therapy can reduce inflammation, restore proper function, restore normal back strength and prevent future injury. Maintaining and building muscle strength isparticularly importanttogettingyoubacktodoing the things you love to do, without worrying about the pain. Our Physical Therapists have years of medical training and skills to thoroughly evaluate and pinpoint the cause of your back pain. Look inside to learn more about our SPINE Program and say good-bye to that aching back!
DO YOU EXPERIENCE BACK ACHES OR PAINS WITH THE FOLLOWING?
Standing for more than 15 minutes Squatting up and down from the floor Sitting for long periods Running, walking, or physical activities Getting out of bed in the morning Doing daily chores or activities
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