Three conditions treated with physical therapy for back pain

physical therapy back pain

Sooner or later, everyone has to deal with some degree of back pain. While many cases are relatively mild and can improve on their own in a short period of time, back pain can also become chronic and have a devastating impact on your quality of life. 

Physical therapy for back pain can become an option for patients whose relationships, work and hobbies are all being negatively impacted by pain. At Holland Physical Therapy, our expert clinicians can treat a wide range of the underlying causes of back pain, including the following three common conditions. If you have any questions about the conditions we treat and how we can help you find relief, feel free to reach out to our caring and dedicated team. 

Physical therapy for back pain can help with these common causes

Due to the structure of the spine and supporting muscles, this area of the body is very prone to injury and degenerative age-related conditions. Here are three primary examples: 

  1. Back muscle strains — The muscles supporting the lower spine are put under tremendous stress on a daily basis. This means it is very easy to develop a painful injury, especially when related to strenuous physical activity. 
  2. Herniated and bulging discs — The discs in our spine are responsible for cushioning the vertebrae and allowing us to bend and flex. These discs can start to bulge out of their normal place in the spinal column or become herniated as a result of injury or age-related breakdown. The displaced disc material can then put pressure on surrounding nerves, causing back pain and related symptoms. 
  3. Arthritis of the spine — Like any other joint in the body, the joints that link the spine together can develop arthritis. In addition to localized aches and pains, spinal arthritis can cause bone spurs that can compress the spinal cord or nerve roots and cause painful symptoms. 

To treat any condition that causes back pain, a physical therapist can perform a full evaluation and recommend treatments designed to strengthen and stabilize the back while also improving range of motion. 

Holland Physical Therapy for back pain relief

For almost any cause of back pain, our caring and expertly-trained team of therapists can work with you to create a highly personalized treatment plan that is right for your needs and specific situation. Start your pain relief journey, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment.