Lower Back Physical Therapy: How Can It Help?
Do you have pain in your lower back? You’re not alone. Fortunately, physical therapy for the lower back can help patients combat pain, implement corrective exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles and learn how to maintain correct posture.
Experts estimate that approximately 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their life. While it can be due to a traumatic injury or an accident, lower back pain can also be related to infections, lumbar strains and other diseases. Frequently, lower back pain develops from occupational risk factors, such as repetitive movements, lifting incorrectly, inactivity (sitting too long) or poor posture. In fact, lower back pain is considered the most common cause of job-related disability.
Learn how lower back physical therapy can help.
The Link Between Poor Posture and The Lower Back Pain
Most individuals don’t even realize they have poor posture; from the way they walk to the way they sit and stand. Among an array of other issues, improper body mechanics leads to:
- Lumbar back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Jaw pain
- Hindered circulation
- Constricted nerves
- Compressed organs
If you’ve been struggling with back pain, poor posture could be to blame. Thankfully, poor posture is often preventable by learning how to maintain the correct position.
How to Correct Poor Posture and Maintain a Healthy Lower Back
One reason individuals develop poor posture is having weak core strength. When you strengthen the muscles around your torso, your body holds your back erect with less strain while giving the upper and lower extremities a good foundation to work from. A knowledgeable physical therapist can assist you with corrective exercises that prevent future back pain.
Additionally, a big part of maintaining a healthy lower back is simply increasing your awareness of your posture. This can take some time to practice, but over time, you can train your body to assume the proper position more naturally.
Try this posture test: Test your posture by taking a picture of yourself from the side (set a timer or ask a friend to help). Take a look at the picture and draw a line from your ankle to your ear. It should pass through and line up with your hip and shoulder.
Find Lower Back Physical Therapy in New Jersey
At Twin Boro, our lower back physical therapy process begins with a thorough examination of the patient’s pain level, posture, mobility, flexibility and strength. Based on this data, the therapist creates an individualized program to gradually address and improve the affected area.
Our philosophy is to maximize the healing process in order to minimize the amount of down time and improve quality of life. If you’re looking for lower back physical therapy services, give us a call at1-732-444-3578 to schedule your no-obligation appointment at one of our 23 convenient New Jersey clinics.
Twin Boro Physical Therapy: Voted Readers’ Choice Best of New Jersey
Voted Readers’ Choice Best of New Jersey, Twin Boro has provided NJ residents with high quality physical therapy and rehab for over 39 years! It’s our award-winning approach, proven results and reputation that sets us apart. By incorporating the One2Four program into each patient’s program, the latest and most reliable scientific research and techniques are incorporated into effective evidence-based practice. We deliver only the highest standard of care with the unique One2Four approach.
It’s no surprise that Twin Boro Physical Therapy has also been voted the best physical therapy practice in New Jersey by the readers of mycentraljersey.com.