Why Do You Have Back Pain?
Is the source of your back pain a mystery? You’re not alone!
9/10 patients don’t even know the primary cause of their back pain!
The problem is that most people seek treatment AFTER they’ve begin having back pain symptoms. While this may seem logical on the surface, there’s a better way.
The key is to go to a Physical Therapist (PT) BEFORE you begin having back pain symptoms
I’m sure that right about now you’re asking, “Why would I do that?” Here are 2 reasons:
- Because physical therapists are trained to recognize the physical dysfunctions that may one day lead to low back pain, and
- Because 8/10 Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, so the chances are good that you could become a statistic one day.
Seeing a PT annually is one of the most effective ways to prevent this pain from occurring in the first place.
Doesn’t that sound like the better alternative?
Great, now that you’re on board, let’s talk about what you can expect during that annual PT appointment.
- The first time you go, your PT will collect a complete picture of your medical history. During subsequent visits, update your PT about any health changes during the previous 12 months.
- Next, your PT will examine you using tests and measures including a movement screen. A movement screen helps identify imbalances in your mobility and stability that may limit function. This helps your PT to see how your back, hips, core, shoulders, knees and ankles perform during activity.
- Then your PT will help identify changes from one year to the next. This is a CRITICAL step in assessing your risk for back pain
- IF a problem is identified early enough, then your PT is better equipped to discuss preventive measures instead of designing a treatment plan. And VOILA …. that’s how you identify the root causes of pain and address them before they even begin.
Mystery solved! 🙂
So be good to yourself – Call 703-310-7610 today
Book your appointment and create a custom solution for your back pain!