Back pain is the most common problem treated at Physical Therapy Doctors of Florida and one of the most common problems in America, afflicting millions each year. Studies have even shown that at one point or another 80% of the US population will be affected by back pain.
The vast majority of back pain is caused by muscle imbalances in the core and lower extremities, weakness of core musculature, and poor movement patterns developed over time - usually in order to compensate for a prior problem. Some of the most common cases we see involving lower and upper back pain include:
- Muscle strains
- Sprains and tightness caused by improper lifting
- Sitting for prolonged periods of time
There are many options for treating back pain, but physical therapy addresses the imbalances in muscle tightness and weakness that is usually the underlying basis for pain. Unfortunately, many turn to medication which only covers up the pain and does nothing to address the underlying issues.
The expert physical therapists at Physical Therapy Doctors of Florida are specialists at treating back pain. If you are considering physical therapy for back pain, call us today at 941-264-1414 to learn how we can help you.