Causes of low back pain can come in a variety of diagnosis and illnesses. A good physical therapist can usually diagnose your low back pain with an exam and tell if an Orthopedist needs to take a deeper look with imaging. Beyond your diagnosis, it is the physical therapists job to determine a deeper meaning of the diagnosis and the structures involved causing the pain. For example, the physical therapist must determine the factors that caused a disc herniation to take place and work to fix the underlying function of the individual
Treating low back pain efficiently is a byproduct of two things: understanding the structures involved that caused the problem, and being able to create a unique treatment plan for the individual. An efficient treatment plan should follow a progression of pain relief, structural healing, and fixing the underlying cause of the problem.
Treatment style is determined by the business model and philosophy of the practice. The best physical therapy clinics will focus on fixing the cause of low back pain, not just provide temporary pain relief. Physical therapists that can provide pain relief while progressively fixing the underlying causes is key to a successful outcome. You don’t just want to be out of pain now, you want to make sure your low back pain does not come back.
There are many associated structures and ergonomic factors that can affect, or even cause, low back pain. Associated structures such as tight hip flexors or lack of a strong core can make it very hard to exit low back pain for good. Ergonomic factors such as sitting at a desk for long periods of time can create tightness and a lack of range of motion, leading to low back pain. It takes a skilled physical therapist to be able to pick out these factors and give you the skills necessary to set you up for success.
Low back pain treatments and exercises can be wide ranging depending on the diagnosis and causes. If you do not know the cause and associated factors of your low back pain, you should seek a physical therapist that specializes in low back pain. Doing exercises and stretches without seeking a provider could make your problem worse. If you do know the cause of your low back pain, below are some exercises and stretches that may help you in your journey to become pain free.
Herniated or bulging disc: video coming soon
Stenosis: Video coming soon
Low back spasm or strain: video coming soon
Core exercises to ease low back pain and keep it away: video coming soon
Low back pain is a specialty of The Rehab Docs clinic. Combining our knowledge, experience, treatment style, holistic approach, and insurance model, The Rehab Docs have become the best low back pain physical therapy clinic in Charleston, SC.
Our philosophy is simple; help everyone in Charleston exit pain, recover from injury or surgery, and perform better. The Rehab Docs experienced team makes sure to treat everyone with the uniqueness, kindness, and attentiveness you deserve from a physical therapist. We make it a priority to not only get you out of low back pain, but to make sure you have the tools so it does not return.