Low Back Pain? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH)*, “80% percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months.” Low back pain may affect sleep, work, family life, and recreational activities. Yet many individuals do not seek professional medical help for low back pain.
How can physical therapy help? Physical therapy may be beneficial to relieve pain, increase movement, strengthen the back and core muscles, and improve mobility and flexibility. Physical therapists also work with patients to teach them proper positioning, movement, and lifting techniques. At Encore Rehabilitation, we assist patients in recovery and prevention as well as educate patients on how to avoid re-injury.
If you are experiencing low back pain, seek professional medical help. Encore Rehabilitation is ready to help you get back to living!
*NIH Source: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet