Did you know that one of the most common aches and pains that comes with aging is lower back pain? Remarkably, more than 80% of Americans will find themselves battling chronic lower back pain at some point. Pain in the lower back can arise as the spine compresses with age, diminishing the distance between your spinal discs and wearing down vital spinal cartilage. When this happens, you are left dealing with lessened flexibility, function, and ultimately, pain in your lower back. Weight gain is also a major factor in lower back pain as is poor posture; both cause misalignment and with it, lingering back pain.
When the vertebrae become misaligned, the spinal cord-protecting bones will send you pain messages as they are connected to your nervous system. Even a slight misalignment can activate these signals. The good news is, we can correct this misalignment to relieve your pain. As physical therapists, we offer a natural, drug- and surgery-free approach to healing your body, because the body has the amazing ability to heal itself and our services are designed to support your body’s innate healing abilities.
Back Pain Relief
Our friendly and experienced physical therapists and team have successfully assisted many patients to experience the relief they need for their chronic neck or back pain. For example, combining spinal decompression therapy with proper body mechanics, posture, strengthening and flexibility exercises, along with education regarding disc pressures and what kinds of activities cause increased pressures, are all utilized to help you succeed on the road to recovery.
While gentle self-care exercises help restore mobility and lower back pain, maintaining proper posture is essential. Our physical therapy team in American Fork, Utah, will perform an evaluation on your first visit. You’ll be moving around quite a bit, so be sure to wear comfortable clothing that allows us to access your lower back. We will take a history of your current issue, noting your symptoms and which activities or positions make your back feel better or worse.
Our goal is to determine the nature of your problem and to learn what needs immediate attention. We will measure your range of motion and strength as well as take a postural assessment. From there we can tailor a treatment plan unique to your needs. Feel free to ask us any questions along the way!
Our physical therapy is designed to get you feeling better in no time. We offer joint pain and pressure reduction using manipulative therapy and correcting misalignment affecting your head, shoulders, hips, pelvis, and the curve of your neck or back. Helping you relieve stress and tension can loosen those tight muscles and spasms that are causing you pain. Physical therapy is all about helping you get your body back to its natural balance so you can live your life to the fullest.
What this means for you is that you can also reap the benefits of pain relief, whether for facet joint syndromes, degenerative spinal discs and spinal disc herniation. You may also be given simple exercises to do at home or in our office to help keep your condition from coming back. It’s important that you practice safe lifting techniques, work on gaining good posture, and other strategies to prevent re-injury.
If you are looking for back pain relief, we urge you not to “tough it out.” We invite you to give us a call to learn more about our treatment options that can help keep you healthy and symptom-free. Please call 801-701-6699 to schedule your consultation with our Qore Physical Therapy team in American Fork, Utah.
We are committed to serving your family with our state-of-the-art physical therapy care because you deserve to look forward to your daily activities (especially in time for the hectic holiday season). Before you know it, you can find the relief you need to function your best with minimal discomfort disrupting your days. Now that’s something to be thankful for!