Physical Therapy Improves Low Back Pain
Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, discs, tendons,ligaments and nerves. It is the hub of your nervous system where messages to and from your brain travel to different parts of your body. It is so complex, that it takes years for you to master the ability to stand up straight, walk and run.
As we age, it is common to suffer aches and pains in the lower back, typically because of poor posture, prolonged sitting or previous injuries. However, these pains are a sign of underlying problems and your spine telling you something, so listen.
Your spine relies on proper posture, alignment, strength and coordination. When any one of these key areas doesn’t work right, strain and stress occur on different parts of the spine, sparking off inflammation and pain.
Inflammation irritates nerves and causes pain signals to shoot to the brain. The inflammation further weakens the spinal muscles and even the leg muscles, causing difficulty with everyday activities.
Getting up and down from the floor, squatting, standing for long periods and even walking can become a problem. This can really affect your life and the longer the problem persists, the more long-term damage can occur.
Most low back pain can easily be treated with physical therapy and without the need for surgery or prolonged medication. Physical therapy reduces inflammation, restores proper function, improves strength and prevents future injury.
Maintaining and building muscle strength is particularly important in returning you to doing the things you love to do, without worrying about the pain.
Importance of Strengthening the Core:
The abdominal muscles are key components of the muscular network; and provide the strength to keep the body upright and for movement. When the core muscles are in poor condition, additional strength is applied to the spine as it supports the body, and back injury or back pain is more likely.
Conditions We Commonly Treat:
· Degenerative Disc Disease
· Spinal Stenosis
· Herniated Disc
· Sprain & Strain
· Postural Syndrome
· Muscle Imbalance
Our expert and knowledgeable physical therapists at Reddy-Care Physical Therapy have years of medical training and skills to thoroughly evaluate and pinpoint the cause of your back pain. We then work with you one-on-one to help get you out of pain so you are more productive in life and happier overall. Call us today to learn more how we can help you live a pain-free life!