According to recent studies, one-in-four Americans report experiencing some degree of noticeable back pain or discomfort at all times. While this might seem like an incredibly high percentage, it might actually be a conservative estimation when you start to consider all the causes of back pain that we all face in our day-to-day lives.
Sources of back pain that might literally be right behind you include:
- Hours spent in an office chair.
- Frequent manual labor or heavy lifting.
- Low-quality bedding or mattress.
- Past or recent injuries.
- Natural posture.
- Even your shoes can cause back pain!
Any of the aforementioned causes of back pain can start off with just a mild sensation of discomfort, usually at the base of the spine. If it is ignored, the problem will generally only worsen over time. The sensation of unease or soreness may spread to the surrounding muscles, making large or quick movements irritating or physically painful. For people who have suffered a serious injury, immediate debilitation can occur.
Perhaps the only saving grace about back pain, mild or severe, is that there is almost-always a way to treat it. And most of the time, drugs and surgery can be avoided altogether.
Physical Therapy & Spine Rehabilitation Treatments
In recent years, advancements to our understanding of the human body, specifically the spine and the sensitive spinal cord, has allowed physical therapy to provide spine rehabilitation treatments that are better than ever before. With the help of a highly-trained and expert physical therapist, your condition can be diagnosed by evaluating your freedom of movement. From there, quick fixes, long-term treatments, and everything in between can be used to alleviate discomfort and restore flexibility.
Rehabilitation and recovery can be encouraged through:
- Mackenzie treatments (careful spine extension stretches)
- Correct posture training
- Massage therapy directed at problematic discs
- Electrode stimulation of aching muscle groups
If you think it is time for you to explore your options when it comes to treating back and spine problems, you should call 732.333.6360 to speak with one of our accredited Monmouth County physical therapists at ProFysio Physical Therapy. Our entire team is committed to helping our clients restore their mobility after an accident, or after chronic soreness has become a real issue in their daily lives. Contact us today for more information about our innovative, nonsurgical, and non-pharmaceutical treatments.