Back Pain

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The most common complaint of people seeking physical therapy at A Step Ahead Physical Therapy is back related pain and dysfunction. Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and many accept it as an unavoidable inconvenience, never thinking of visiting a physical therapist to address their pain and the underlying cause. But if back pain is causing you to deal with sleepless nights, missing work, or skipping out on the activities you enjoy, it’s time to get to the root of the issue with the help of a physical therapist.

Back pain can be caused by a variety of things, including muscle weakness, injuries and accidents, degenerative disease, and more. Regardless of the cause, a physical therapy regimen can reduce pain, improve mobility, and help improve quality of life for patients.

 Types of back pain commonly treated by the therapists at A Step Ahead Physical Therapy can include:

  • Muscle spasms

  • Stenosis

  • Disc herniations

  • Radiating pain (such as sciatica and radiculopathy)

  • …and more!

Regardless of the cause, patients complaining of back pain often notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Aching in the lower back 

  • Sharp pains, often resulting in “referred pain” in other parts of the body

  • Muscle spasms

  • Muscle tightness

  • Worsening pain when sitting or standing for extended periods of time

  • Difficulty standing up straight 

  • Difficulty walking

  • Pain when transitioning from standing to sitting

 

If you’ve suffered from one or more of these symptoms, don’t suffer any longer! The physical therapists at A Step Ahead Physical Therapy are experts in creating a personalized plan to help assess your pain level, identify the cause, and find solutions to reduce your pain both in the short term and in the long run.​