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Jacksonville, NC, residents — how to treat lower back pain

How to Treat Lower Back Pain

If you suffer from lower back pain that is impacting your quality of life, you’re not alone. Not only are there millions of other sufferers who understand your pain, but there are also a wide range of care providers who can help you find the relief you deserve. 

A problem that so many people dealing with lower back pain encounter is not knowing where to start. At Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Jacksonville, NC, our mission is to help anyone dealing with pain and limited functioning overcome these obstacles and get back to a healthy and active lifestyle. We understand that the first step is very often receiving the information needed to help you feel confident and engaged as a patient. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our friendly staff.  

When to seek professional help for lower back pain

In some cases, lower back pain may be the result of a minor muscle strain that can improve in a short period of time with rest and basic treatments. You should seek the assistance of a medical professional in cases where pain does not improve in a short period of time or you are repeatedly injuring the same area. 

For initial diagnosis and treatment, a primary care physician can perform a physical examination and order diagnostic imagery, such as an MRI, to determine if a serious condition is present. In many cases, one of the most common treatment options that patients seek out or are recommended for is physical therapy. 

A physical therapist knows how to treat lower back pain by identifying postural and biomechanical factors that can increase the stress on the spine. From there, he or she can help you develop a plan that achieves the following goals: 

  • Strengthens the muscles in the lower back and core that support the spine
  • Improves posture and stability to decrease strain on the back
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion 
  • Relieves muscle tension and trigger points that can contribute to pain and diminished functioning

When seeking a physical therapist, you should find one in your area who values personalized care and has the skills and experience you need. 

Lower back pain relief right in Jacksonville, NC

Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy has two clinics to help Jacksonville residents find relief from lower back pain and related symptoms. You can expect the highest level of compassionate care that is personalized to your specific condition and lifestyle. 

To learn more, contact us today. We can help you schedule your initial appointment.