Low Back Pain Physical Therapy

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common pains that cause patients to seek physical therapy treatment. Low back pain physical therapy has the power to reduce pain and restore mobility. Area behind the belly from the rib cage to the pelvis is the low back which is also called the lumbar region, so the low back pain is the part of the back between the ribs and the legs, is one of the most common complaints of discomfort. Back pain is a major cause of missed work. Low back pain usually resolves on its own and is commonly the result of a strain injury and the pain can be constant or intermittent and positional. Low back pain symptoms range from sharp and stabbing to a dull ache.


Common Causes of Low Back Pain

  • Lifting materials
  • Twisting
  • Bending the trunk forward
  • Bending the trunk to the side
  • Excessive reaching
  • Falls
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Sedentary jobs
  • Highly physical jobs
  • Exposure to whole-body vibration
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Obesity
  • Extreme tallness
  • Heavy backpacks
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Several sports running, football, volleyball, golf etc

Preventions for Low Back Pain

Try these tips for preventing added low back pain:

  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled or flat shoes if you are on your feet all day.
  • Don’t slouch when standing or sitting.
  • At home or work, make sure work surfaces are at a comfortable height.
  • Warm-up and stretch before exercise or other strenuous physical activity.
  • Don’t try to lift objects that are too heavy and don’t twist while lifting.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle, stop smoking, and keep off the extra weight of body.


Tests Used to Diagnose Back Pain

  • X-ray
  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Myelograms
  • Discography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Bone scans
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Blood tests


Acupuncture for Low Back Pain Relief

Acupuncture can be moderately effective for chronic low back pain. With acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into various points around the body.

Acupuncture practitioners hypothesize that when these thin needles are inserted into the skin and then stimulated by twisting or tapping, naturally occurring chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin, and acetylcholine are released to relieve pain.


Physical Therapy for Back Pain Treatment

Physical therapies rehabilitation programs can not only help in the healing but also decrease the risk of reinjuring the low back. Guided physical therapy with stretching, strengthening, and low-impact exercises is used to optimize short- and long-term outcomes.

Low Back Pain Physical Therapy at SOS PHYSIO

Our skilled SOS PHYSIO therapists will develop a customized treatment plan using manual therapy, therapeutic exercise programs, aerobic conditioning, and more to help our patients overcome low back pain to be unstoppable. SOS PHYSIO’s physical therapist can help you improve or restore mobility and reduce low back pain—in many cases, without expensive surgery or the side effects of medications. For any questions, Please contact your local SOS PHYSIO clinic near you.




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