Finding lower back pain relief is one of the reasons that people seek help from a physical therapist. At Back in Motion, our team is ready to help you treat your lower back pain.
Our Back in Motion team is proud to serve five areas of Maine by offering high-quality physical therapy. We’re dedicated to offering personalized therapy to every one of our patients. This is because we realize that every person experiences conditions and injuries differently. For this reason, we’ll never try to force you into some cookie-cutter therapy plan. Instead, we’ll listen closely to your concerns and build you a personalized therapy plan that works to address these concerns. Our personalized approach to therapy is especially apparent when we’re working to help patients find lower back pain relief.
Two conditions that may cause you to seek lower back pain relief with physical therapy
Our team at Back in Motion is well aware that there are many back conditions that can send you scrambling to find lower back pain relief. However, there are two conditions specifically that we often see causing lower back pain in our patients.
The first back condition that our team often sees causing pain in patient’s lower backs is degenerative disc disease. This back problem is caused by the progressive wearing down of the cushioning discs between your lower back, or lumbar, vertebrae. Our team knows that this is a natural process that occurs in millions of people and causes chronic low-level pain. However, we’re also aware that injuries or high amounts of strain placed on your lower back may cause this condition to accelerate or worsen. Symptoms that you may experience with degenerative disc disease include pain, feelings of numbness or muscle instability in your lower back.
A second condition that our team typically sees in patients complaining of lower back pain is sciatica. As the longest and largest nerves in your body, we can tell you that your sciatic nerves are very likely to be damaged and cause you pain. Your sciatic nerves begin in your lower back. They then run down your buttocks and the backs of your legs and branch out into your feet. If these nerves are pinched or damaged somehow, our team knows that they may cause you to feel pain in your lower back, buttocks, legs or feet. Other symptoms that we typically see with sciatica include numbness in the legs, burning sensations in the feet and difficulty walking.
If you think you have either of these two lower back conditions, our team is ready to help you treat them. However, you may still not be sure what’s causing your lower back pain. If this is the case, our Back in Motion team can still help you with a free initial consultation to determine what issue is causing your pain. We’ll then build you a therapy plan that may help you find lower back pain relief fast.
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.