Lower Back Physical Therapy
The most prevailing causes of long-term pain is back pain. Worldwide, it is the dominant cause of disability. Most of us experience back pain at least once, and often more.
What Causes Lower Back Pain
Many cases of lower back pain develop without a cause that can be immediately identified. Conditions often connected to back pain include:
- Sitting for extended periods of time. When you sit for a long period of time, your hip flexors which are the muscles in the front of your thighs become shorter and your lower back muscles become unloaded. This causes back stiffness and pain when you stand up.
- Strain of the Muscle or Ligament. This can happen from a sudden awkward movement or consistent heavy lifting which strains your spinal ligaments and back muscles. Constant strain on your back can bring on painful muscle spasms for those in poor physical condition.
- Ruptured or Bulging Disks. The cushions between the vertebrae of your spine are called disks. Inside the disk, the supple material can rupture or press on a nerve causing pain.
- Osteoporosis. When the bones in your spine become brittle or porous, they can develop compression fractures, making them frail.
- Arthritis. The lower back can be affected by osteoarthritis. Arthritis in the spine can result in spinal stenosis which is a closing-in of space around the spinal cord
- Irregularities in the Skeleton. Scoliosis is a condition where your spine curves to one side. This can result in back pain, although typically it gets more painful towards middle age.
Our goal here at ALLCARE Physical Therapy in Brooklyn, New York, is to provide physical therapy for lower back pain, sciatic pain, and lumbar pain so that you can regain your movement, be pain-free and resume the activities you enjoy. We are your back pain specialists!
We treat all acute (sudden onset) and chronic back pain condition, including but not limited to:
Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain
If you have lower back pain that is off and on again where you do not have pain with all your movement or positions but just some, then you have a strong potential to get better and feel better quickly. This means that you can rapidly respond to movement fixes that you can perform yourself and lesson your pain fast.
Thrust Manipulation is a manual therapy we provide for lower back pain. It helps free up the joints in the middle back and breaks up the scar tissue in the joints. It’s a pain-free treatment with prompt results.
Sciatic Pain vs Lower Back Pain
A common question we hear is, “What is the difference between lower back pain and sciatic pain?”
Symptoms of lower back pain usually come from the sacral spinal and lumbar regions. You may feel pain centered or off-center of your spine, or wrapped around your lower back. Pain can be in specific areas or in a general area, enveloping the whole lumbar region.
Sciatic pain can occur wherever the sciatic nerve goes, which does not include the lower back. It’s interesting that the nerve roots which compose the sciatic nerve begin in the lower back, yet don’t really forge the nerve until later in to the anatomy.
While both sciatica and lower back pain can occur at the same time, they are very are in very separate symptomatic areas and shouldn’t be confused with each other.
Find out more about our Sciatica Treatment.
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Allcare Physical Therapy
1213 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY
|Monday||8:30 AM–7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM–7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM–7:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM–7:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM–12:00 PM|
|Sunday||8:30 AM–1:30 PM|