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Back Pain

Back pain affects most people at some point in their lives, and physical therapy for back pain is a great solution to help you feel better without addictive medications.

Physical therapy for back pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor, miss work, or stop participating in their regular activities. In addition, it’s the most common condition seen in physical therapy. Approximately 80% of people will experience at least one episode of back pain.

Symptoms of back pain can include low back pain, pain in the buttock or legs, nerve pain in the legs, muscle spasm, muscle tension, and numbness or tingling in the arms and legs (i.e. sciatica)

Causes of back pain

Back pain can have multiple causes, from accidents and injuries to muscle weakness to degenerative diseases. But, no matter the cause of your back pain, physical therapy can help minimize your pain and find relief.

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Back pain symptoms

Patients suffering from back pain may experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the back, buttock or legs
  • Nerve pain in the legs
  • Muscle spasms or tension
  • Numbness or tingling in the legs
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How we treat back pain

We’ve witnessed our patients heal using our proven methodologies for mitigating back pain. Through a customized and expertly-created physical therapy, manual therapy, and exercise care plan, our clients reduced the need for additional services, like injections or even surgery in some cases.

Your physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation and immediate treatment to meet your individual needs and goals.

Treatment for back pain may include:

Back pain diagnoses physical therapy can treat

Multiple issues can cause back pain. Here are a few of the most common:

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What to expect

Your first physical therapy appointment is about creating a personalized treatment plan based on your health history, diagnosis, and goals. Here’s what you can expect at your first physical therapy appointment:

Your first appointment will last about an hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

If applicable, bring your physician referral or prescription, insurance card, paperwork, ID, and co-payment.

At your appointment, we’ll do an initial evaluation and discuss your care plan.

*Services are not available at every location. Visit our Locations page for more details.