If you experience lower back pain, you’re not alone. Lower back pain is fairly common and often resolves on its own. However, if you find that your back pain is chronic and impacting your daily life, it’s time to seek help. Chronic back pain can lead to a decrease in quality of life and even to potential disability if left untreated.
How Can a Physical Therapist Help?
If you’re experiencing back pain, a Physical Therapist can help to diagnose the cause of your pain and create a custom treatment plan to get you feeling better and restore your mobility. If you’re experiencing back pain right now, keep these things in mind:
Stay active. Participate in your daily activities as much as possible. Bed rest for a prolonged period of time due to lower back pain can slow your recovery.
Pay close attention to your pain level. If your pain continues to get worse or lasts for a few days, schedule an appointment with your Physical Therapist.
Not all lower back pain will be treated the same. Because the root cause of back pain varies widely, your treatment plan may look very different from another treatment plan. When you see your Physical Therapist, they’ll help you decide the best route for treatment to get you on the path to recovery quickly and efficiently.
Life is not meant to be spent with chronic pain. Is it time to schedule an appointment with your Physical Therapist? We offer in-office and TeleHealth options. Click here to schedule.