No matter what’s causing your non-specific back pain, our physical therapist will figure out the best way to address it. So, if you are searching for back pain treatment in Brooklyn, we encourage you to read the rest of this post to learn how we can help.
Back Pain Treatment in Brooklyn is Something That Thousands will Need
Back pain is extremely common. Approximately 80% of Americans will experience it in some capacity at least once in their lives. In the majority of these cases, the pain is centered in the lower back and is nonspecific, meaning no primary cause has been identified and its not known what originally led to the pain.
Low back pain (LBP) is most prevalent in those between the ages of 30-60, partially due to the aging process but also from a tendency to sit more and not get enough exercise during those years. Though some cases of LBP may come and go, up to 10% of people eventually develop chronic LBP, meaning it lasts for more than three months and is therefore a much more serious concern.
Aside from nonspecific low back pain, there are a number of other conditions that can lead to back pain. These include a herniated or ruptured disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, osteoarthritis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis and injuries like a pulled muscle or ligament. Regardless of its cause, LBP will usually result in difficulty performing daily activities that require any bending of the spine, as well as trouble exercising or playing certain sports. For some people, LBP can get so bad that they might not be able to perform their job and will miss work as a result.
Physical Therapy is a Clinically Proven Solution
Fortunately, physical therapy is a solution that will result in less pain for the majority of patients with LBP. Since it’s such a common condition, physical therapists frequently see LBP patients and have refined their treatment methods so they focus exclusively on what’s been found to work. Each physical therapy program will differ depending on the patient and what’s causing the pain, but most programs will consist of the following:
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Manual (hands-on) therapy performed by the therapist
- Education on how to prevent future back pain
- Functional training
There is an abundance of research on various treatments for LBP, with many showing mixed results. But new studies continue to emerge that support physical therapy as a beneficial treatment for LBP. Julie Fritz, PhD, PT, a leading physical therapist and clinical researcher summed it up best when she stated:
Many patients when they arrive at a doctor’s office complaining of low-back pain just need to hear that nothing is permanently wrong and the pain will most likely go away with time. But some patients will want more help. “That’s when physical therapy can play its most important role,”
Reference: Physical Therapy May Work for Back Pain, But Time Works Best
So if LBP is impacting your life in a negative way and you haven’t yet seen one of our physical therapists for treatment, now would be a good time to give it a try. We are confident that you won’t be disappointed in the results. Click here to learn how to contact us at one of our four offices.