Back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the India and around the world. While almost everyone will have back pain at some time in their life, it is more prevalent in people 40 to 80 years old, and in women. Back pain is due in part to the aging process, but also as a result of sedentary life styles with too little exercise. The risk of experiencing low-back pain from disc disease or spinal degeneration increases with age. However, most of the time, the exact cause of the pain cannot be found. Low-back pain is also the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.
Acute or short-term back pain generally lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Most acute back pain is mechanical in nature – the result of trauma to the lower back or arthritis. Pain from trauma may be caused by a sports injury, work around the house or in the garden, or a sudden jolt such as a car accident or other stress on spinal bones and tissues. Symptoms may range from muscle ache to shooting or stabbing pain, limited flexibility and/or range of motion, or an inability to stand straight. Occasionally, pain felt in one part of the body may “radiate” from a disorder or injury elsewhere in the body. Some acute pain syndromes can become more serious if left untreated. Chronic back pain is often progressive and the cause can be difficult to determine.
Welcome to WellnessOne Spine Clinic, an innovative practice that provides complete patient-focused pain management and non-surgical Spine care, including Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy. Here, we focus on relieving your pain… and on you as a person. We take the time to get to know you… your personal goals and lifestyle… and help you return to your active life, faster than you ever thought possible.
Our therapists take an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to rehab and address the underlying source of pain and dysfunction. Specific trunk stabilization and spinal decompression techniques are combined with manual therapy to optimize function in the spinal joints and surrounding soft tissue to modulate pain, increase range of motion, control inflammation and facilitate movement.
All our therapy focuses on education, correction and prevention. A well-designed physical therapy treatment plan can help speed a spine patient’s recovery. The specific goals of back pain physical therapy are to decrease patients back pain, increase their function and educate them on a maintenance program to prevent further pain.
Commonly Treated Spine Problems
- Low back pain
- Radicular symptoms
- Neck pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Sacroiliac dysfunction
- Degenerative joint disease
- Trunk weakness
- Work injuries
- Foraminal stenosis
We offer treatment for:
- Acute low back pain
- Chronic low back pain
- Acute / sub-acute neck pain
- Acute whiplash-associated disorders
- Chronic neck pain
- Migraine headache
- Cervicogenic headache
- Cervicogenic dizziness
Physical Therapy Treatments
There are many different kinds of physical therapy. Some are passive, that is, done to the patient; others actively engage the patient in physical movement.
Passive PT for Back Pain
- Heat/ice packs
- Activity modification
- TENS units - electronic pulse therapy for pain
- Iontophoresis - drug delivery system (patch) for pain
- Spinal decompression therapy (traction) for cervical & lumbar pain
- Spinal manipulation
Active PT for Back Pain
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Low-impact aerobic conditioning
- Proper lifting mechanics - 'Back School'
WellnessOne- Tips to prevent back pain:
Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest, wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes, sleep on a mattress of medium firmness, quit smoking, maintain a healthy diet and weight, warm up before exercising, maintain proper posture, lift with proper body mechanics to include using your legs and keeping objects close to your body.
If you are experiencing back or neck issues, contact us for an evaluation and treatment.