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Back Pain

physical_therapy_back_painIf you have had lower back pain for the last two or more weeks or if you frequently experience lower back pain then it is always a good idea to consider physical therapy. Physical therapy is fully designed to make sure that you decrease back pain while also increasing function and flexibility. Here at SportsMed, our therapists will start every one of your sessions with an evaluation. This is designed to help us understand what the problem is and what solutions need to be put in place to help correct it. We will also ask you questions about your medical history and your day to day activities as well, so keep this in mind when you come in so you know what information to have with you. If your back pain is the result of a trauma or a serious condition then your therapist may need to talk with your doctor to make sure that you are receiving the right level of care.

Passive Back Therapy

Back therapy comes in many different forms. The physical therapist may first focus on reducing the amount of pain that you experience on a day to day basis. This can include:

  • Ice/Heat Applications
  • Iontophoresis
  • TENS Units
  • Ultrasound

Active Back Therapy


In addition to passive physical therapy, active therapy is also required. If you have a patient exercise program then you need to make sure that you have a mixture of the below:

  • Stretching Exercises
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Low-Impact Conditioning

Physical therapy sessions can last up to an hour but normally they are much less. Of course, the length of your session depends on your injury and your current level of mobility but there are other things that should be taken into account as well. Our practice will always make sure that you are given everything that you need to remain comfortable at all times so you know that you’re in capable hands when you choose our clinic for your sessions.

Back Therapy

If you stick to the guidelines that have been given to you, you should feel much better, much faster and you should be able to stay pain free as well. If you experience any of the below conditions, you should contact our team because we will always do everything that we can to make sure that you get the best treatment around.

  • Thoracic Sprain/Strain
  • Lumbar Sprain / Strain
  • Scoliosis
  • Nerve Impingement
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sacroliac Dysfunction
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica
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