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Can We Stand Straight…

Back issues can affect many people for different reasons.   Back pain can creep up on us after simply sitting too frequently and for long periods of time, or after a bad night’s sleep, or a after strenuous activity such as repeated  lifting, or participating in leisurely sports.  Back pain could prevent you from standing straight, bending over to tie your shoes or from bending over while doing laundry as well as other everyday activities.  What would you do if you could not walk, run or participate in your favorite leisure sports.

It is important to address the cause of your back pain when it starts.  An appropriate plan of care can prevent you back issues from getting worse.   If left untreated, common back injuries can become more complicated and lead to increased pain and joint damage which can make just sitting at your desk in the office difficult.  If back pain is not addressed it may even lead to disability so driving or even sleeping may even be something that you are not able to do without severe pain and discomfort.

**It is never too late.  Physical Therapy can help to start correct any back problem(s).   A Physical Therapist can assessment  your injury and come up with a plan of care that will help you get back to  your daily activities so you can stand straight and tall once again.

Some common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle or Ligament Strain/Sprain
  • Bulging or Ruptured Disc- (compression of the intervertebral discs resulting in bulge outward (herniation) or rupture
  • Radiculopathy- compression, inflammation and/or injury to a spinal nerve root
  • Arthritis
  • Skeletal Injuries/Deformities

Signs and symptoms of back pain can include:

  • Muscle ache
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Pain that radiates down your leg
  • Pain that worsens with bending, lifting, standing or walking
  • Pain that improves with reclining

Surgery is not always the answer for back issues.  There are ways that physical therapy can help.  At Loudoun Sports Therapy Center, our Physical Therapists will help you improve your strength,  stability and posture so you can stand straight once again.

The staff at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center is committed to helping you achieve your goals.  Why wait to get started when we can help you today!  Receive a personalized evaluation and plan of care that is specific to your individual needs and goals.

CALL Loudoun Sports Therapy Center TODAY at 703-450-4300.  Wouldn’t it be nice to live life pain-free?  Don’t stay in pain a minute longer.   Get started today!

By Shannon O’Donnell, MS, ATC

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