Affecting up to 90% of Americans at some point in their lives, lower back pain is a symptom that may result from overusing or straining your lower back muscles. PhysioCare Spine & Sport in Tampa, FL provides relief for these common conditions:
- Herniated discs are caused as the spinal discs degenerate or grow thinner. The jelly-like central portion of the disc bulges out of the central cavity and pushes against a nerve root.
- Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the lumbar (back) or cervical (neck) spinal foramen, which causes compression of the nerve roots.
- Spinal degeneration is caused by alterations in the disc that progress to degeneration.
- Muscle spasms are very tense muscles that remain contracted.
- Strain or tears to the muscles or ligaments supporting the back.
- Lumbar instabilities, such as spondylolisthesis.
Lower back pain can be debilitating. But at PhysioCare Spine & Sport, our advanced therapy techniques can get you feeling better faster. We recognize that not all back pain is the same. The onset, duration, and frequency can all affect your pain.
Acute back pain, which is a sudden onset of pain, is generally caused by an injury or accident. One advanced therapy technique, called Spinal Manipulation, is highly successful at treating acute back pain.
This type of treatment is most effective when it is administered within 16 days of the onset of pain. Using this technique, PhysioCare Spine & Sport can help decrease your pain by 50% within two visits.
Chronic back pain, which has a long duration or frequent recurrence, can have a wide variety of causes. Advanced manual therapy and targeted exercises to strengthen the body’s core are most effective.
Recent research backs this approach. According to a report in the January 2009 issue of The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, “Prescribing yet more imaging, opioids, injections, and operations is not likely to improve outcomes for patients with chronic back pain.”
Tim Flynn, PT, PhD, and president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists states, “The manual physical therapist is the health care provider uniquely trained to manage individuals with chronic low back pain.”
Here at PhysioCare, we utilize low risk, state-of-the-art care incorporating exercise, manual physical therapy, patient education and the application of the biopsychosocial model in managing this chronic condition.