Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine, and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can limit your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift, or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches, and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable — ruining your good time. At Therapy Choice, we provide in-home care and treatment for those experiencing pain or discomfort. Contact us today to learn more about how our services can benefit you!
A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes:
Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing — except for medication — can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause.
You’re in luck: Back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy, and medication. Where medication is considered, anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications, and counter-irritants are the most popular.
Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, our certified physical therapists at Therapy Choice can help.
A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, it is important to make sure you’re taking care of your back. You can do this by:
It never hurts to participate in physical therapy treatments, either. At Therapy Choice, you can find relief in the comfort of your own home, without the need for heavy equipment or tools. Our treatments typically last an hour, with our physical therapists walking patients through each movement. Many patients report finding relief after just a couple of sessions!
It is important to take care of your body. Get regular check-ups and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain, or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. To schedule an appointment or inquire about in-home treatments, contact Therapy Choice today! You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you in the long run.
Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip-distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by your fingertips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.