Back pain is one of the most common conditions we treat. While back pain is fairly common, the symptoms and severity of lower back pain can vary greatly making each patient’s treatment plan unique. Your back is a network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs and tendons in the lumbar spine. Depending on your condition, your back pain may go away after a couple of days, but if your back pain continues for a longer period of time or is a recurring issue, you may need to see physical therapist to find relief for your back pain. At Radiant Physiotherapy, we don’t just give our patients exercises, but we utilize hands-on, manual therapy techniques that places pressure on your back muscles and joints to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.
Our job as PTs is to determine the source of back pain and treat it accordingly. This is often accomplished with a thorough musculoskeletal exam and typically without the need for costly medical imaging.
Signs & Symptoms
- Tightness in area in between ribs and legs
- Shooting or stabbing pain
- Limited range of motion and flexibility
- Heavy lifting or sudden awkward movement that strains back muscles and spinal ligaments
- Sciatic nerve and piriformis muscle irritation or pinching usually by a herniated disk or disk bulge
- Spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back
- Degenerative disc disease
- Abnormal spinal curvature (scoliosis)
Do I Need Physical Therapy?
If your pain persists or is a result of a reoccurring injury, let’s talk. Since all injuries are unique, our physical therapists will be able to put together a recovery plan specific to you to improve your ability to move, improve strength, speed up recovery and help you find back pain relief and prevent it from reoccurring.
Here are some general back exercises, remember these are not specific exercises that are prescribed to meet your condition, these are only general exercises. If there is any further pain or discomfort with these exercises, Please stop and contact us to help you with your pain. Keep in mind exercises should always be individualized and specific for your injury/condition.