Are you experiencing back pain and living in or near Lake Worth, Florida?
Physical Therapy Now offers comprehensive treatment for upper and lower back pain. If you suffer from back pain due to an injury or other issue, we are here to help. Massage therapy, hydrotherapy, and exercise therapy are just a few of the treatments offered for mild to severe back pain.
Some treatments provide immediate relief, while others focus on long-term solutions. If you have back pain and live in or around Lake Worth, Florida, contact Physical Therapy Now.
Common Causes of Back Pain
One of the most common causes of chronic back pain is sciatica. Sciatica is the result of a herniated disc pressing on the sciatic nerve in the spine. Even though the issue begins in the back, the nerve extends through the buttocks and down the legs causing an intense, shooting pain that can render you immobile.
Other sources of back pain can be debilitating and difficult to identify with imaging evaluations. This is especially true if the pain is due to strain on the muscles or ligaments. According to the Mayo Clinic, arthritis and osteoporosis are also common causes of back pain.
Who is the Best Person to See for Back Pain?
In your quest to relieve back pain, begin by looking for someone specializing in non-surgical treatment, like a physical therapist. Because we focus on the back – and actually, the entire body, we can determine not only what will help your back pain but find those other areas that might be contributing factors.
Lifestyle adjustments, consistent exercises recommended by your physical therapists, and, if necessary, occupational therapy, can all contribute to relieving pain and offering long-term solutions.
How Can I Sleep with Low Back Pain?
Your lower back supports most of your body weight. As a result, it is under daily stress and can result in sleep issues. Two types of lower back pain are acute and chronic. Acute back pain is short-term and can be identified and corrected within days or weeks. Chronic pain is more complicated, lasts for an extended period of time, and does not always have an exact cause or solution.
The best sleep solution for lower back pain will ultimately depend on the source of your problem. However, there are some basic recommendations that you can use to try to find relief at night:
- Sleep on your back, if possible, with a pillow under your knees for extra support.
- If sleeping on your back is uncomfortable, sleep on your side, if possible, with a pillow between your knees.
- Use a medium-firm mattress.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine intake.
- Take control of your sleep space, limiting noise and light.
- Use meditation or other relaxation methods.
If your pain does not improve with those simple solutions listed above or you have injured your lower back in some way, seek treatment from a medical professional.
Here at Physical Therapy Now in Lake Worth, we use various techniques like neuromuscular and deep tissue massage to get to the source of your low back pain and treat it effectively. Which method will work best for you? There is only one way to find out!
Therapy For Back Pain in Lake Worth
The physical therapy team at Physical Therapy Now will work together to treat your back pain. Contact Physical Therapy Now at 561-963-6227 to schedule your first appointment. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have and set up your personalized treatment plan.
Let us get you back to living actively and back-pain-free today!