Chronic Back Pain
Low back pain is very common. Most people experience it at least once in their lifetime. For most, the pain is temporary. But, back pain can become long-lasting (chronic) if a person has ongoing poor posture and body mechanics, weak core muscles leading to motor control problems and decreased spinal stablity, ongoing walking (gait) issues, or is under stress and/or depressed.
Low back pain can happen anywhere below the ribs and above the legs. The lower back bears most of the body’s weight, and is load sensitive. Therefore, there can be many causes for pain such as injury, aging, pregnancy, herniated disc, compression fractures, joint issues, illness, genetic spine issues and overuse.
We work on the physical aspects of your pain and help with education about Pain Sciences and how your nervous system can be trained to decrease its pain response in a variety of ways. If you have been struggling with aches, pains, or an inability to do the things you enjoy, call us today to find out how one of our physical therapists can help you reduce your pain and get back to a more active lifestyle.