Back Pain Slowing You Down?
Over 80% of the population will suffer back pain at one time or another in their life according to CDC data. As physical therapists, we know that a high percentage of people suffering with back pain actually have common problems associated with hip flexibility, poor posture, and your feet. There could be a number of causes for your back pain. That is why Empower Physical Therapy is offering free 15 minute spine consultations. You will sit down with a physical therapist to determine the cause and the steps needed to be taken to treat the pain.
Empower Physical Therapy Provides Effective Treatment For:
- Spinal Arthritis
- Pinched Nerves
- Herniated and Bulging Discs
"I'm so grateful to Empower for helping me overcome my back pain and for teaching me how to live pain free. They understood my personal needs, instead of lumping me into a group and hoping the treatment would work. My plan was specific to me and my issues. Today, a simple thing like sneezing or coughing is pain free! Not too long ago I would have been brought to my knees with pain. Thanks Empower. I will recommend you to everyone I know." - Alice S.
Four Ways To Beat Aches and Pains
ICE & HEAT
Apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing.
The amount of sleep is dependent on your body. Some people only require 7 hours, others 9. Also, make sure you have a good mattress and sleep on your side or back with pillow support for your legs. If you sleep on your side, put the pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, put the pillow behind your thighs.
Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. Walking, cycling and swimming are good aerobic activities to try. Be sure to warm up before exercising and cool down afterward.
Physical therapy is the science of restoring pain-free movement with exercises and hands-on techniques. These principles are applied to the body when an injury is sustained to help facilitate a great recovery.