Chronic back pain can significantly impact your life. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, you may be concerned about traditional medication options like pharmaceuticals. Chronic back pain can also keep you from being as active as you want to be. Fortunately, studies have shown that getting early treatment for back pain with physical therapy can actually reduce your need for medications and other treatments. Early intervention also has a host of benefits.
At Twin Cities Chiropractic, our Minnesota chiropractic and physical therapy team specializes in helping Twin Cities residents get relief. In this post, we’ll share why early intervention is one of the best things you can do to get your back pain under control.
The Goals of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy has several goals. It can help patients by providing them with education on reducing their back pain and preventing future back problems. It’s also meant to help patients achieve better overall function including increased range of motion. Physical therapy can also help to reduce pain.
Physical therapy combines both passive modalities for reducing pain like heat packs, ice packs, TENS units, or ultrasound, with active exercises. This combination of therapies works to help you feel and function at an increased level.
We may employ the use of exercises like these:
● Strength-building exercise to stabilize your lower back
● Core muscle and ab muscle targeting
● Simple stretches aimed at alleviating lower back pain
● Low-impact aerobics like walking, water therapy, or swimming
The Benefit of Early Intervention
In addition to ongoing medications, back pain can also result in the need for back surgery. Intervening early through the use of therapy helps patients reduce the risk of surgery. It also gets to the root of the problem on a physiological level rather than simply treating the symptoms.
Our primary goal is to help you get back to your highest level of functioning so you can enjoy a normal life. In addition to reducing the pain, early intervention can help you decrease the risk of re-injury.
Twin Cities Chiropractic Physical Therapy for Chronic Back Pain
If you’ve recently injured your back or you’re suffering from an ongoing back condition, our Twin Cities chiropractic team can help. We will meet with you for a consultation and make sure we completely understand the issues you’re struggling with.
Then we’ll create a completely customized treatment plan based on your unique physiology which combines physical therapy, massage, and traditional chiropractic treatment. Connect with a member of our Twin Cities Chiropractic Physical Therapy to get your pain relief at 651-224-1921, or contact us to schedule your visit.