Over 80% of people will experience low back pain at least once in their lives. It is the most common reason that people miss work and see their doctor. Most acute injuries last two to three days and resolve on their own. But, some people experience chronic pain, which lasts more than 3 months.
At Globerman PT, we can help with sub-acute and chronic pain through a comprehensive evaluation process. This involves looking at muscle strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and neurological testing. From there, we provide you with a plan of exercises and procedures to reduce pain and improve your strengths and abilities.
Core strengthening is the key to reducing back pain. This involves strengthening the abdominals, back, and pelvis to stabilize the spine. At Globerman PT, we provide customized core exercises based on your strengths and weaknesses found during the evaluation. We also give flexibility, balance, and coordination exercises to improve the way you move.
With a long history of treating patients with chronic pain, Globerman PT has success when other therapies have failed.
Mechanical traction can be used to decompress the spine caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or arthritis. Low-level laser and electric stimulation can reduce pain associated with muscle spasms.
Our therapists have over 30 years of combined experience using hands-on techniques to improve spinal mobility, decrease muscle spasm, and improve awareness of posture.
Self help tips for back pain
Use ice or heat: For acute injuries ice is the preferred choice. If it has been more than 48 hours, use what gives you relief
Limit your sitting time: take beaks every 15-20 minutes of sitting to reduce compression on the spine
Keep moving:studies show that staying in bed for more than 1 day after the initial injury causes more pain
Use a pillow: Lay on your back with a pillow under your knees, or on your side with a pillow between your knees
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