For a serious back injury, therapy is a highly effective way to reduce pain and restore mobility without medication.
Back injuries, ranging from those at the top of the spine through the middle and lower back, can be debilitating emotionally as well as physically. At Mountain View Physical Therapy, we design our treatment programs specifically for you, because no “one-size-fits-all” approach works for back injury therapy.
Neck and Bulging Disc Injuries
Modern life puts an inordinate amount of stress on your neck and back. Minor spinal injuries and strains from time to time are common, but the effects tend to be cumulative. So when you experience what may seem like a minor neck or spine injury, you may suddenly find yourself in extreme pain.
Degeneration of your vertebral (spinal) discs can occur anywhere in the back. However, cervical spine bulging discs are often responsible for headaches and neck and upper back pain.
Physical therapy for bulging discs in the cervical spine is a highly effective way to treat neck pain. We can identify the underlying cause of your problems and design a customized treatment program to alleviate the muscle spasms and inflammation responsible for your pain.
Back Muscle Strains
Back muscle strains are the most common type of back injury. Physical therapy can provide significant relief from this condition.
Back injuries caused by muscle strains can occur from improper lifting, or lifting something that is too heavy. Having poor posture can exacerbate the risk of this injury.
Muscle strains cause inflammation and painful muscle spasms, which can interfere with mobility as well as sleep. Physical therapy is highly effective for alleviating these symptoms, reducing the pain and allowing the muscles to heal.
Chronic Low Back Pain
Although muscle strains are more common, chronic low back pain is arguably the most painful type of spinal injury. This condition is often referred to as sciatica; however, sciatica is only one type of lower back injury.
Severe low back pain can leave you unable to find relief in any position, as the pain persists whether you are sitting, standing, walking or lying down. Consequently, the inflammation that accompanies chronic pain never has a chance to abate. Many patients take medication for severe pain in the lower spine — some for years — but experience only brief periods of relief.
When confronted with the alternatives of ongoing pain or back surgery, physical therapy presents an effective, non-invasive alternative.
Located in Midvale, Utah, Mountain View Physical Therapy specializes in developing customized treatment plans for neck pain, bulging discs, muscle strains and chronic lower back pain. If you are in the Salt Lake City area, contact us today to learn more about how effective back injury therapy can be for eliminating your pain.