Quick Relief for Lower Back Pain without Side Effects
The rates of low back pain in our country are absolutely mind-blowing:
1: 25% of the population has experienced low back pain within the last 3 months
2: 75% of us will experience spine pain at some point in their life
3: Several treatment options including surgery and medication use has been shown to have questionable improvement in disability levels.
Getting Quick Relief for Lower Back Pain by treating the Cause vs Treating the Symptoms
Often, patients’ symptoms are treated while never getting to the root cause of the problem. Often strength, flexibility and/or our movement patterns are causing the back pain. If we only treat the painful symptoms and never address the underlying issues, we are doomed to have the symptoms return. In fact, one of the leading predictors of low back pain is previous episodes of pain. This is an indictment of medical model. If we are fixing people’s problems, than they wouldn’t be returning at such high rates. I meet people that try all types of products, ointments and therapies in an attempt to get Quick Relief for Lower Back. These products exist because we are not fixing patient’s lower back pain but simply removing their symptoms.
Some Self Help Tips to get Quick Relief for Lower Back Pain
Two of the leading problems with low back pain is tightness in patient’s hips as well as poor stabilizing muscles in the lumbar spine. So stretching the hips as well as strengthening your mid-section will be beneficial in giving you quick relief for lower back pain. Also stretching and strengthening will address the mechanisms that lead to your bout of acute low back pain. A couple of useful exercises:
Quick Relief for Lower Back Pain can be achieved even faster by starting a good physical therapy program that gets to the source of your low back pain rather than masking your pain. The three exercises that I mentioned above are a great starting point. However, everyone has their own unique mechanisms that are creating their lower back pain. A personalized home exercise program, designed by a professional, will help give you Quick Relief for Lower Back pain, and empower yourself to know what to do. At Siskiyou Physical Therapy we regularly evaluate patients’ low back and prescribe personalized home exercise programs to help get Quick Relief of Lower Back Pain. If you are interested in getting to the source of your pain give us a call.
As a reminder, all patients do not need a referral to go to physical therapy. Call now 541-479-6936 to make an appointment, and we’ll send all necessary communications to your primary care provider.
Jon Hill, DPT, Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy with Siskiyou PT
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