Ouch! My Back Hurts!
No one quite understands the suffering or agony of a back pain unless you have experienced it. Although most back pains are short term, lasting only for a couple of days, chronic back pain can be crucial. When your back hurts badly, you can’t perform normal activities like sitting, standing and walking.
While doctors may help you in getting temporary pain relief, physical therapy gets to the root cause of the pain and enables you to bounce back to normal routine and also educates you to take care of yourself going forward!
Potential Causes for Back Pain
While most Back Pain disappears on its own, many people suffer from chronic back ache or pain. One of the potential causes for back pain could be the kidney stones or infection in the kidneys. Since your kidneys are located in your lower back, it is often hard to tell if the pain is triggered from your back or kidney.
Generally, Back Pain Kidney is accompanied by high fever, vomiting and painful urination. When medications like antibiotics fail to give relief from Back Pain Kidney, a surgical procedure is necessary to remove the kidney stones.
Other Common Causes Include
- Injury to the bones or Irritation of nerve roots
- Normal pregnancy
- Lack of exercise
- Sports injuries or Traumatic injury
- Muscles strain or sprain from lifting heavy objects
- Improper sleeping positions or postures
- Rupture discs
- Certain medical conditions like Arthritis and Scoliosis
- Cancer in the back or spinal column
- Bladder infection or pelvic infection
- Any kind of Inflammation or pressure on a nerve associated with the spine
Back Pain Symptoms
- Unbearable pain in the back, especially while walking or sitting
- Random cramping of the leg muscles
- Sudden jerks in the legs, feet or toes
- Numbness or weakness in both the legs
- Severe pain after walking, standing or sitting for a longer period of time
- Bowel or Bladder issues
If you are experiencing these Back Pain Symptoms for more than 2 weeks, you need to immediately consult your nearest physical therapist.
How We Treat Back Pain:
Your physical therapist will recommend treatment modalities based on initial examination, any underlying conditions, and in certain cases, any recommendations your physician might make. Direct Access makes it possible for you to see a physical therapist without the need for a prescription.
Although there are high chances of pain reducing and diminishing on its own, consulting a physical therapist is always advisable. Plus, one needs to follow a daily workout routine that leads to better overall health. Why suffer in pain, Call RVA Physical Therapy at 804-396-6753 today! You can also book your appointment online
We are conveniently located in the west end on the corner of Three Chopt and Gaskins Road and offer Same Day and late evening Appointments till 6 pm on weekdays and also open most Saturdays from 9.00 am – 12 Noon!
More information on direct access can be found here: https://www.rvaphysicaltherapy.com/direct-access/