Back pain is a common issue for many people. Some have suffered injuries due to car accidents, slips, and falls, or sports. Still, others find they have back pain for reasons they cannot identify. Trained physical therapists use manual therapy, exercise therapy, and a combination of other treatments as part of a personalized treatment plan to relieve back pain.
If you are searching for back pain therapy in Kendall, our experienced staff at Physical Therapy Now will work with you to relieve your pain and improve your mobility and strength.
Common Types of Back Pain
Back pain occurs in one of two types: acute pain or chronic pain. Acute pain is generally the result of an injury. Chances are, you know if your pain is acute because you felt the pain the moment you were injured. There is usually an exact cause and treatment.
Chronic pain happens over time due to consistent movement and wear on the muscles and joints. It can last twelve weeks or more. Common types of back pain include but are not limited to:
- Herniated Discs
- Spinal Arthritis
- Muscle Strains
- Pinched Nerves
- Muscle Injuries
- Degenerative Disc Disease
Back pain occurs in three regions of the body: cervical, thoracic, and lumbar. These refer to the neck area (commonly referred to as the ‘upper back’), middle back, and lower back areas. Back pain is most common in the cervical and lumbar regions.
Diagnosing Back Pain
To accurately diagnose your back pain, your physician and physical therapist need to gain an accurate picture of your health and daily activities. They will go over your history, asking questions about your activity level, sleep habits, symptoms, posture, and any current or prior injuries.
After this, they will conduct a physical exam checking your range of motion, your reflexes, pain level, and check your back by hand for tightness, tenderness, or muscle spasms. If necessary, they may require x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other tests to diagnose the root cause of your back pain accurately.
Physical Therapy Treatments for Back Pain
Several physical therapy treatments have led to positive results in patients with back pain:
- Exercise Therapy
- Manual Therapy
- Heat and Ice Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
- And many more!
All these treatments and more are offered at Physical Therapy Now. Your physical therapist will work with you to create a specialized treatment plan following your diagnosis and use the combination of therapies recommended for your specific issue.
Back Pain Therapy in Kendall at Physical Therapy Now
If you are searching for back pain therapy in Kendall, Physical Therapy Now is the place to go. Contact us at (800) 481-4582 to schedule your first appointment. Ask about our teletherapy options if you are interested in remote treatment. Our friendly, experienced staff is available to answer your questions and get you moving toward a pain-free life.