CT PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE

CT PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE

Your recovery is our priority!

Physical Therapy For Back Pain

"Time Doesn't Heal Anything, But You Can Manage Back Pain."

 

Are you looking for physical therapy for back pain?

 

1. Do you suffer back pain for more than three months?

2. Does your back pain shoot to your legs?

3. Does your back pain increase you sit or drive for too long?

4. Do you have difficulty getting up from bed in the morning?

5. Do you have increased symptoms if you move the wrong way?

6. Are you worried that your pain will get worse if you don't treat it?

 

Why continue suffering from back pain? If you don't give attention, it may ruin your happy life. Look for a physical therapist who can help you to recover. CT Physical Therapy Care is the right place for you. Don't wait for your symptoms to persist and worsen. The earlier you get treatment, the better you recover.

 

How Should We Manage Back Pain?

 

The first step in managing your back pain is to figure out the source of your symptoms. We have to know the diagnosis of your problem.

 

The second step is to treat the pain and the cause of your symptoms. How you manage depends on the tissue affected. The usual problem comes from the disc, muscles, joints, or nerves. It is easier to handle if you know how to manage your back pain.

 

Finally, you need to align the back and retrain the muscles of back and hips. Relieve the pain and correct muscle imbalances. The common neglected issues are muscle weakness, bad posture, or spams.

 

The most common conditions in the back that we treat is the following.

1. Lower Back Pain
2. Lumbar Disc Herniation
3. Sciatica
4. Lumbar Radiculopathy
5. SI Joint Pain

Low Back Pain

Low back pain happens when you strain the muscles or sprain the ligament in the lower part of the back. The usual cause is bad lifting position, poor posture, and repeated bending.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Lower back pain
2. Muscle spasms
3. Increase pain bending
4. Difficulty carrying & lifting.

Recovery Guide

1. Mobilize the back.
2. Control inflammation.
3. Relieve muscle spasms.
4. Strengthen muscles of back and hip.
5. See a physical therapist.

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Lumbar Disc Herniation

The lumbar disc is a gel surrounded by fibers in between your spine. It serves as a cushion that absorbs shock in the back. It also provides stability and mobility to improve function. Repeated stress or injury can cause rupture of the ligament of the disc. The gel then goes out of place and may put pressure on nerves and other soft tissues. We call this Lumbar Disc Herniation.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Pain & muscle spasms
  2. Increase pain with movement.
  3. Increase symptoms when carrying and lifting.
  4. May present numbness to the legs.

Recovery Guide

  1. Control Inflammation
  2. Relieve Muscle Spasms
  3. Increase muscle strength
  4. Improve back stability
  5. Proper lifting and body mechanics.
  6. See a physical therapist.

Lumbar Radiculopathy

The gel inside the disc goes out and touch a nerve. If the nerve gets inflamed, it produces as shooting pain and numbness in the legs. "Radiculo" means nerve root, "pathy" means a problem.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Low back pain.
  2. Back spasms
  3. Worsen with lifting or repeated bending
  4. Shooting pain or numbness in the legs
  5. Muscle weakness on the specific nerve affected

Recovery Guide

  1. Control symptoms
  2. Relieve spasms
  3. Use support but avoid heavy lifting
  4. Strengthen to stabilize the back and hips muscles.
  5. Stretch tight hip muscles
  6. See a physical therapist for specific management
  7. Consult a medical doctor specializing in the spine.
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Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is formed by the merging of five nerve roots, L4, L5, S1, S2, & S3. This nerve controls the movement and sensation from the buttocks to the back of the legs. The irritation of the sciatic nerve is called sciatica. It caused by compression due to spasms or tightness usually the piriformis muscle. Bad sitting posture and disc herniation can also make it worse.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Back pain shooting to the affected hip to the leg.
  2. May worsen with bad sitting posture or wallet at the back pocket.
  3. Leg muscle weakness, numbness or burning sensation.
  4. Difficulty prolonged standing and walking

Recovery Guide

  1. Control sciatic nerve inflammation.
  2. Relieve hip muscle spasms
  3. Stretch tight hip muscles.
  4. Strengthen piriformis muscle
  5. Correct your sitting posture
  6. Consult a physical therapist or orthopedic doctor.

SI Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint connects the spine to the pelvis. This joint bears the weight of the upper body and transfer it to the legs. It is immovable and stable. The support of the ligaments and the strength of abdominal muscles lock the joint. If the joint starts to loosen for any reason, it gets irritated. This illicit sacroiliac joint pain we call sacroiliitis.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Low back pain to the buttock, usually one-sided.
  2. Increase pain sitting and rolling in bed.
  3. Muscle spasms of piriformis and gluteal muscles
  4. Stiffness in the back to the hip area
  5. Pinching pain on the side affected when walking.
  6. Difficulty bending, carrying & lifting
  7. Can provoke sciatica symptoms

Recovery Guide

  1. Control inflammation of SI joint.
  2. Release muscle spasms
  3. Stretched tight hip muscles
  4. Strengthen abdominal muscles.
  5. Proper body and lifting mechanics.
  6. Avoid lifting or bending with straight knees
  7. See a physical therapist.
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Why Choose CT Physical Therapy Care?

At CT PT Care, we figure out the source of your back pain.

We will:

*Ask you how it happened
*Check up your movement, strength, and posture.
*Inspect the tissue suspected to be a problem.
*Treat your inflamed tissue.
*Give advice correct muscle imbalances.

Our goal is your healing, and to help manage the symptom from coming back.

If you hurt your back, get expert help. Call us right away to discover how we can help you. Our therapists have the skills to treat back problems. We improved and managed many people with back pain in the past. Our focus is to relieve your symptoms and help recover your function.

Call us now. Your recovery is our priority!