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Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

Is your lower back pain slowing you down and preventing you from doing the things you used to do like sitting comfortably, playing with your kids or grandkids, walking, sleeping or playing golf?  Does the thought of not knowing what is wrong with your back or the fear of becoming addicted to painkillers keep you up at night? Have you been told that surgery is your only option?  

We can help — without the need for surgery or medication.

Lower back pain is incredibly common. In fact, 80% of the population will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. While most lower back pain will go away in 6-8 weeks, it can have a significant impact on your professional, personal and private life.  

Do you worry about any of the following?

  • The wrong movement might cause a serious problem with your back
  • Your body is indicating that something is dangerously wrong
  • You might become disabled for a long time due to your lower back pain
  • Your back pain may be due to a serious disease

If so, we can help you. Our physical therapy team has extensive training in managing lower back pain with gentle and effective treatments that will have you feeling better sooner so that you can return to your busy, active lifestyle. If you’re ready to return to living your best life, book an appointment today.

Upper and Middle Back Pain

You may feel upper and middle back pain anywhere from the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. Because the bones in this area of the back don’t move as much as the bones in your lower back or neck, middle back pain is less common than lower back pain or neck pain. 

In many cases, pain in the middle or upper back is caused by:

Muscle Strain

or injury to the muscles, ligaments, or discs that support your spine

Poor Posture

Myofascial Pain

that affects a muscle or group of muscles

This type of pain can be treated through physical therapy.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a scary and painful condition where pain runs down one or both legs. You may have sciatica if the pain makes walking, sitting, or standing up a challenge. What’s causing those symptoms can range from a pinched nerve, to a tight muscle, a bulging disc, stenosis or even a stiff lower back. And what triggers your sciatica symptoms can be just as complex. Some people with sciatica experience pain when sitting, while others’ pain is triggered by standing.

The good news is, we know how to address ALL of those reasons conservatively at our clinic — without the need for medication, injections, or surgery.