Lower Back Pain

7 Ways to Manage Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the United States, affecting millions of people each year. Whether it’s caused by poor movement patterns, bad posture, an injury, herniated discs, stenosis, or any other other medical condition, lower back pain can be debilitating and interfere with daily life.

While there are various treatments available, physical therapy (and all its forms) has emerged as an effective, efficient, safer, quicker, and cost-saving solution for managing lower back pain. Physical therapy involves a personalized treatment plan that focuses on improving strength, range of motion, and functional capacity through targeted exercises, movement-based training, and manual therapy techniques. Compared to other treatment methods such as medication or surgery, physical therapy has been shown to provide long-term relief without the risk of addiction, complications, or high costs.

Performance therapy, a specialized form of physical therapy, focuses on the specific needs of athletes and active individuals. Performance therapists work closely with their patients to identify the root cause of the lower back pain, design a customized treatment plan, and track progress over time. By addressing the root cause of the pain and promoting overall wellness, performance therapy can help clients recover faster, return to sport/activity, and achieve a better quality of life.

Lastly, performance therapy can also involve techniques such as core stabilization exercises, neuromuscular re-education, and movement patterning exercises that can improve posture and movement patterns, reducing the risk of lower back pain.

  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Non-Specific Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Instability

Sample Instructional Videos for Treating Lower Back Pain

Single Leg Bridge (Weighted)

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Toe Touch Series

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Shoulder Taps, Abdomen Taps

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Banded Pallof Press (Standing)

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