If you’re unable to sit comfortably throughout your workday or if you have a hard time sitting or standing for sustained periods of time, you should definitely seek the opinion of a medical professional. When back pain begins to interfere with normal, daily activities, it’s important to seek treatment before the symptoms get any worse.
Your physical therapist can not only help you determine the source of your back pain but they’ll also work to design a back pain treatment plan that incorporates your daily postural habits. They’ll treat any restrictions and correct any misalignments in the spine while reducing and/or eliminating the risk of future pain. Since most cases of back pain are non-organic, diagnostic imaging techniques such as an X-ray or an MRI scan make it difficult to locate the problem areas. For example, if you experience chronic lower back pain on a daily basis, you may have increased stress applied to the muscles along your lumbar spine. This excessive stress can lead to inflammation, tightness, and strains around the muscles that surround your spine, problems that are difficult to detect on a scan. Most cases of back pain need to be treated by using a full-body approach to find the source of pain. Your physical therapist may also incorporate other key factors into your treatment, such as:
Physical therapists can provide the necessary tools to prevent and/or treat back pain and improve your posture, allowing you to return to your favorite activities pain-free and better than ever! To learn more about how to prevent back pain injuries or to eliminate any current discomfort, book a physical therapy assessment today.