Back pain is a common complaint with estimates suggesting that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The good news is that physical therapy can be an effective treatment to alleviate back pain and improve your overall quality of life.
Physical therapy for back pain can be tailored to the your specific needs and may include a variety of treatment approaches, such as:
Stretching and Strengthening Exercises - Your physical therapist may recommend a variety of exercises designed to stretch and strengthen the muscles in your back, abdomen, and legs. These exercises can help to improve your range of motion, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries.
Manual Therapy - This involves hands-on techniques, such as massage, joint mobilization, and soft tissue mobilization, to help improve mobility and reduce pain.
Posture Correction - Poor posture can contribute to back pain. Your physical therapist can help you improve your posture and teach you how to maintain good posture to reduce stress on your back.
Education and Self-Care - Your physical therapist can provide education on proper body mechanics, ergonomics, and other self-care strategies to help you manage your back pain and prevent future injuries.
Modalities - Modalities such as cupping, dry needling, and electrical stimulation can be used to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Physical therapy for back pain has several benefits, including reduced pain and inflammation as well as improved function and mobility. PT is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to treating back pain. Physical therapy can also teach you strategies to prevent future injuries and reduce the risk of future back pain.
If you are experiencing back pain, book an evaluation with one of our doctors of Physical Therapy at Restorative Therapy Co in Virginia Beach. We want to help you feel well and be well! Call 757-578-2958 to schedule today.