Relieving Back Pain
Your treatment plan may include modalities to relieve pain, specialized gentle manual therapy to increase soft tissue and joint mobility and specific spinal exercises to rebuild your spinal strength.
Why Does My Back Hurt?
Low back pain is one of the most common patient complaints affecting 80% of adults at some point in their lives.
Generally, the source of pain is in the spine and/or its supporting structure, which can include the spinal joints, discs, vertebrae or soft tissues. The surrounding muscles and ligaments may become inflamed and irritated, causing most people to experience pain primarily in the lower back. However, the pain may spread to the buttocks, thighs or knees. Many people may also experience spasms with back pain. The symptoms are generally more noticeable with bending of the back and when lifting heavy objects.
The spine requires support and flexibility, which is provided by the “core” group of muscles around the spine and the torso. Without flexibility, stability and strength, the joints, discs and tissues are abnormally stressed, which eventually leads to pain.