Soft Tissue Mobilization
Back pain doesn’t discriminate!
Low back is so common in every age group that it is as common to talk about back pain as it is about the weather! Every other person that we know has had some low back pain to some degree or the other. There a multitude of reasons for back and buttock pain, and each person’s situation is unique. As we get older, we become more susceptible to low back pain.
Low back pain should never be ignored. It could stem from spinal problems or other underlying conditions like arthritis. Acting early and getting physical therapy goes a long way in managing your low back pain.
Symptoms of low back and buttock pain:
- Lower back pain or discomfort.
- Buttock pain or discomfort.
- Burning pain in the buttocks.
- Numbness in the lower back or buttocks.
Causes of Low back and buttock pain:
- Herniated disc
- Spinal compression
- Osteoarthritis of the spine
- Muscle strain
- Weak core
- Weak back muscles
- Bad posture
- Acute injury or trauma to the back muscles
How we treat low back and buttock 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.
More information on direct access can be found here: http://www.apta.org/DirectAccess/