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Did you know that studies say approximately 90% of
people will be plagued by back pain at some point
in their lives? While it is a common complaint, it
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is originating on your own.
Sometimes pain in one area can travel to another part of
the body. For example, if your pain is originating in your
back, it can sometimes also be felt in your head, arms,
or legs. As pain progresses, it is possible for it to travel
further from where it is rooted, and if continually ignored,
your pain symptoms can change (tingling to numbness).
Fortunately, physical therapy can help you manage your
pain, and in many cases, eliminate it altogether.
THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Physical therapy for back pain is focused on the
structures that support the spine. This includes the
tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Your treatment
will include both active and passive forms of physical
therapy, in order to achieve optimum relief, function, and
injury prevention for the future. Active physical therapy
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stretches, adjustments, in order to manage or relieve your
Passive physical therapy includes different modalities,
such as massage (manual) therapy, ice and heat,
ultrasound, or electrotherapy. Massage therapy is
used to reduce pain and relax the muscles. Ice or heat
therapies help to reduce swelling and pain, in addition to
increasing blood flow for healing. We also offer innovative
treatments like Dry Needling, Cupping, as well as Laser
Therapy to help!
WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN?
There are several different causes of back pain, which
is why our dedicated team takes the time to design an
individualized treatment plan for each patient. Some of
the most common conditions leading to back pain are:
• Sprains and strains
• Traumas or injuries
• Improper posture
• Disc herniation
Whatever the cause of your back pain may be, we can
help. Don’t let pain dictate your life – seek your own,
personalized treatment plan today to relieve your
condition and live comfortably once again!
SCHEDULE YOUR BACK
PAIN ASSESSMENT TODAY!
This month’s ‘Ask the Therapist’ is brought to you by our
Algonac owner and director, Alex Maes.
HOW CAN I PREVENT
Back pain can be prevented by having good postural
alignment in all your daily activities. This includes
sitting and standing at both work and home. Back pain
can also be prevented with proper lifting techniques
and by bracing your core muscles during strenuous
activities. Your physical therapist can set you up with a
back pain prevention program that will incorporate core
strengthening, stretching and mobility work to prevent
Good P ture:
• Prevents back pain
• Decreases stress on ligaments
• Decreases headaches
• Increases energy
• Decreases abnormal joint wearing
• Improves circulation & digestion
• Improves core strength
• Prevents muscle fatigue
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