Back pain is the most common condition diagnosed by physical therapists at Absolute Physical Therapy. The lower back is the most vulnerable area and is highly susceptible to injury.
Physical therapy is often recommended for patients suffering from the various types of back pain. Therapy is carried out for approximately four weeks before considering a more aggressive course of treatment.
The goal of physical therapy is to decrease back pain, increase motor function and, inform the patient of maintenance programs to prevent the recurrence of back pains.
The common types of lower back pain includes:
- Joint irritation
- Disk injuries
- Sciatica or Pinched nerves
- Posture imbalance
- Muscle spasms and strains
Physical therapy at Absolute Physical Therapy entails a few forms of treatment therapy to relieve back pain. They include:
- Passive physical therapy
Also known as modalities, it involves things being done to the patient. It involves hot treatment, using a heating pad, to warm the injured area prior to exercising and cold treatment, using an ice pack, to cool the same area after exercising to soothe muscle tissue.
- Active physical therapy
This form of treatment focuses on unique and specific stretching exercises. Physical therapists in Houston, TX mainly recommend this course of treatment to most patients suffering from lower back pains.
Lower back pain is commonly caused by trauma to the lumbar spine, lifting heavy items, poor sitting posture and frequently bending forward.
Physical therapy enables you to regain back range-mobility and strength making movement easy.
Attending physical therapy at Absolute Physical Therapy will guarantee you the best healthcare service compared to any other physical therapist in Houston, TX. We take a hands-on treatment approach to ensure that you receive the right diagnosis, treatment and recovery care.