Friday, May 16, 2014

Treat Your Back Pain with Physical Therapy

Are you experiencing pain in your back that is preventing you from normal activities? Is it painful to drive long distances or lift objects from the ground? Were you injured in a car accident?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then odds are you've been to a chiropractor in search of help relieving the pain. Perhaps the chiropractor was able to adjust you and the pain went away for a day or even a week, but eventually it always came back.

The problem with using a chiropractor to correct an injury to your lower back is that your bones aren't the cause of your problem. They are actually a symptom of the root cause: muscle injury.

Unless you address the muscle imbalance in your back, you are always going to end up pulling your spine out of alignment through daily activities such as getting out of your car or picking things up. The weak, damaged muscle, will cause other areas of your body to bear the burden of even the simplest activities. You'll notice your thigh, hip, neck, and shoulder blades will start hurting because they are now doing the work of supporting your lower back.

A Physical Therapist can not only treat your spinal alignment with corrections (just like the Chiropractor), but also strengthen and heal your damaged muscles to prevent future issues.

This process often takes weeks of work, but it is well worth it. For most people, having to drive to a clinic after work is an added stress they cannot fit into their busy schedule. Thankfully, the physical therapists at AW Physical Therapy can come to you in your own home. They will work with you to identify the actual cause of your back pain, instead of just temporarily giving you relief.

Contact AW Physical Therapy immediately and schedule an appointment.

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