Up to 80% of Americans have lower back issues at some point in their lifetime. For some it can be for a short period of time, while others manage chronic pain for years. Lower back pain is something that can be combatted. Learn what causes lower back pain, symptoms to watch out for and how incorporating physical therapy in Denver can help.
Causes and Injuries
Pulled muscles and strains are some of the most common types of lower back injuries that lead to pain. A strain can occur when overused and stretched. When this happens, tissues in the area can begin to tear leading to pain. The lower back is a commonly used region within the body, which can make it even more painful with every-day movements. Improper lifting techniques, sports injuries, accidents and overuse are some of the other top reasons for lower back injuries. Others may feel spasms in their back from one of these injuries that leads to back pain as well.
Pain in the lower back region is one of the key signals of a lower back injury. For some, it might be apparent that there is swelling in the area. For others, any movement or area connected to the lower back can be painful. For instance, it could lead to pain in the upper back, lower legs and thighs. Others have reported a weak feeling of the legs due to this pain. In addition, one with a lower back injury may feel spasms in the area. A burning or heated feeling may also arise upon experiencing a lower back injury. The pain can be constant, while for others it can phase in and out. Even if it is not constant, it is still important to discuss with your doctor to have the situation assessed. For more symptoms and red flags, read Spine Health’s Lower Back Pain Symptoms and Causes
Remedies and Incorporating Physical Therapy
One does not have to live with lower back pain issues and there are things that can be done to improve your quality of life. A doctor can go into full detail on your individual situation and one of their recommendations may be physical therapy. A physical therapist can pinpoint some of the issue areas and show you specific movements to strengthen those muscles. In addition, to help relieve some of the negative effects of lower back pain, you can apply ice to the area to help reduce swelling. Stretching before exercising is another great way to avoid any more damage to the lower back.
From lower back pain to many other physical issues, ActivCore is your go-to physical therapist. We provide one-on-one physical therapy at ActivCore of Cherry Creek
to help you resolve some of your lower back pain issues. In addition to traditional techniques, we also incorporate Redcord into the physical therapy process. If you are responsible for exercising during your lower back pain recovery, be sure to learn more about mastering your at-home exercises after physical therapy in Denver
. Call us at 303-395-2931 today to learn more about how we can relieve your lower back pain issues.