Are you tired of suffering from chronic back pain?
Millions of Americans are adversely impacted by back pain each year. Studies show that, at one point or another, approximately 80% of the U.S. population will be affected by back pain. Back aches and back pain may occur for a variety of reasons. Most people experience back pain as a result of sprains/strains, injuries, poor lifting techniques, or sitting improperly for prolonged periods. While there are a lot of options available to treat back pain, many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of your pain. Our physical therapists find the actual causes of your back pain, which may include muscle weakness, poor movement, and poor spinal coordination.
Common Back conditions we treat:
- Back Pain
- Hernated Disk
- Degernative Disk Disease
- Back Muscle Strain
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Tumors of the spine
- Spinal Fractures
- Nerve Root Impingement
- Post Surgical
The sciatic nerve is the thickest and longest nerve in your body. The sciatic nerve extends from your lower back down to your feet. If the sciatic nerve is compressed or inflamed, a painful condition called Sciatica can result. Symptoms of Sciatica include shooting pain, tingling, weakness, and numbness that may travel from the lower back, through the back of one leg, and into your foot.
Trauma, spinal conditions, or medical conditions that irritate the sciatic nerve cause Sciatica. The majority of people with Sciatica experience relief with non-surgical treatments, such as Physical Therapy. However, those with spinal conditions can benefit from surgery that eliminates the pressure on the sciatic nerve if other treatments fail.
At HealthQuest Physical Therapy & Medical Fitness, our physical therapists are experts in helping patients quickly resolve their back and sciatic pain. During your evaluation, we will discuss your history, examine your spine, and evaluate your movement, strength, walking, and coordination. This will help our physical therapists pinpoint the exact cause of your back pain. We will work closely with your physician to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function.