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Lower back pain treatment in Swansboro, NC

Lower Back Pain Treatment

Nearly everyone has to deal with some degree of lower back pain at some point in their lives. It may be caused by a mild strain from overdoing it at the gym, or it may be related to the development of an age-related condition like arthritis. But no matter what the cause is, it can be very disruptive to your life.

The fact is that many patients wait too long to seek back pain treatment from a qualified health care professional. If you’re dealing with lower back pain that is starting to affect your relationships, your job performance and your ability to perform your favorite activities, don’t wait months or even years to find the relief you deserve.

Physical therapy can be an extremely effective form of treatment for lower back pain. At our clinic in Swansboro, North Carolina, the Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy team is here to help you target the causes of your pain with a customized physical therapy plan. We believe an important step in this process is patient education, which is why we’re providing this informative guide to help you better understand what to expect.

What are the goals of physical therapy for back pain treatment?

Lower back pain is such a common affliction because of the basic anatomy of this part of the body. The lower, or lumbar, spine is built to support the entire weight of the upper body and hold it upright. It also needs to be flexible enough to allow for everyday movements like bending, twisting and flexing. This combination puts tremendous stress on the lower back, making injuries and natural degeneration much more likely to develop in this area.

Physical therapy works with the anatomy of the lower back to promote spine health and relieve symptoms. A therapist can work with you to accomplish the following goals:

  • Strengthen the muscles and connective tissue in the lower back to relieve pressure on joints and nerves
  • Stabilize the lower back to reduce painful movements
  • Improve range of motion through joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Relax tense muscles through manual therapy

The exact methods of treatment will vary on a patient-by-patient basis but will generally include a combination of active and passive techniques, as well as supplemental at-home exercises.

Personalized lower back pain treatment with Peak Performance

At all of our locations, including our Swansboro clinic, Peak Performance is dedicated to individualized one-on-one care. Your treatment plan will be based on your unique medical and treatment history and other lifestyle factors. We understand that for treatment to be truly effective, you need to feel comfortable and engaged with the care you’re receiving.

To learn more about our lower back pain treatment options, and to schedule your initial appointment, contact us today.