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Experiencing Low Back Pain? It Might Not Be Your Back That’s Causing The Issue…

Are you experiencing pain in your lower back? It might not be your back that’s causing the issue…

Your spine is a major part of the body that requires proper posture, flexibility, strength and coordination in order to best support you. When one of these areas is compromised, your spine can send out painful responses that settle in other parts of the body. Lower back pain is one of the most common types of pain that adults experience at some point in their lives. But oftentimes the source of pain is linked to another part of the body.

Do you notice that you slouch during the work day at your desk? If so, this may cause pain in the neck and that pressure radiates down to the shoulders. Or maybe you’ve experienced whiplash in the past from an accident or injury that sparks stings of pain once in a while.The pain you feel in your low back could also be related to the pain felt in your neck.

How so?

When you slouch, or compensate for proper alignment in your spine, your back muscles have to work twice as hard to keep you from falling forward. To put it into perspective – your head weighs about 10-12 pounds, so your spine is in overdrive trying to balance out one area of the body which puts a strain on another. Try sitting up straighter and notice if this makes a difference in easing any pain or tension in your body throughout the day. If you’re experiencing back pain, neck pain, or a combination of both, our physical therapists are here to help create a personalized treatment plan while evaluating your muscle and joint discomfort. We know your ultimate goal is to avoid resorting to surgery and get back to enjoying everyday life, so we’re dedicated to longer one-on-one patient visits specialized to your needs.

Schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained physical therapists to discuss how we can relieve your discomfort so you can start moving better again.

Jessica Jones

Physical Therapist

Jessica recently moved to Seattle from Boston, MA and is excited to join the Therapydia team. Her treatment experience includes orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, and vestibular therapy. Jessica received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2016. She has completed the Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and is in the process of completing a Comprehensive Vestibular Rehabilitation certification. Jessica believes in empowering and inspiring patients to take control of their health through education, movement, and exercise. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and levels while utilizing soft tissue techniques, neuromuscular re-education, balance training as well as therapeutic exercise. In her free time, Jessica enjoys yoga, dancing, kayaking, and hiking with her dog!


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