Monday, June 2, 2014

Low Back Pain?

Responsible for nearly 50% of the patients treated in physical therapy (PT), low back pain is a very common issue that typically effects nearly everyone at some point and time in theirs lives. Low back pain (LBP) can be sudden as a result of an event and other times it can be gradual from repetitive activities causing cumulative injury. There are many different treatments for low back pain ranging from self stretching and exercises all the way to surgery. Physical Therapy is one treatment option for LBP which looks at the body, assessing many different areas including strength, flexibility, range of motion, core stability, sensation, joint mobility, movement mechanics, and alignment/posture. Often times pain can be felt very acutely with significant functional limitation resulting. The good news is that in most cases it can be controlled and eliminated with conservative treatment, often involving PT and preventing the need for expensive medications or surgery. Sometimes imaging (XRAY, MRI, CT, US) are necessary prior to PT rehab, but many times they are not required. If you are curious how this may relate a video is posted below regarding use of MRI imaging in LBP. Here at Kevin Snider Physical Therapy we are proud to offer high quality low back back rehabilitation utilizing many different tools and techniques to aid in recovery. If this is something you feel may be beneficial drop us an email or give a call.

Phone: 530-365-2142

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