Low Back Pain Recovery Plan
Spinal Pain & Low Back Therapy Brea, CA
At PTS our Brea physical therapists are specially trained to help patients suffering from spine disorders and spine injuries. Due to our knowledge of biomechanics and use of evidence-based spine techniques, we can accurately diagnose your condition and provide the best treatment to alleviate pain. Examples of some commonly used techniques are manual orthopedic physical therapy, specific exercises, advanced cutting edge technology, and continuing education.
PTS treats a variety of spine and back conditions:
If you are suffering from minor discomfort, pain or recovering from a surgical procedure we can help. Our top-rated Orange County physical therapists can help you get back to enjoying everyday life. Here are the common conditions we treat at PTS with our spine and posture restoration program:
- Poor Posture
- Chronic Lower Back/Neck Pain
I’ve been a patient for approximately 3 years for chronic pain and Physical Therapy Specialists helped me strengthen and stabilize my back. I recently had a spinal fusion in 8/17 and on I’m on the road to recovery with a stronger core, legs, and back. NO more chronic pain I’m a success story thanks to PT Specialists. They are nothing but professional, encouraging and supportive. The therapist has gradually been increasing weight limits so that I’ve further strength and stability. – Pandora P.
Lower Back & Neck Pain Treatment
According to a study done by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Survey Research Unit (UNC-SRU), over 80% of Americans will experience lower back or neck pain during their lifetime. Even though it’s one of the most common complaints, the exact cause of lower back pain is not well understood. While the conditions listed above may be sources of pain and symptoms, they may not be the underlying cause of the problem.
Causes of Low Back Pain
The rib cage, pelvis and hips all influence the forces on the lower back and spine. A complex neuro-muscular system controls the posture and movement of these structures and will create abnormal stresses on the spine if all parts are not working together efficiently. This inefficiency or misalignment results in poor posture, dysfunctional movement patterns, muscle spasms, soft tissue restrictions, inability to stabilize the spine, core muscle weakness, breathing disorders, and overloading of the structures in the lumbar spine. If these dysfunctional movement patterns are not identified and treated properly, lower back injuries and pain will occur due to the constant microtrauma to the structures of the lower back and spine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is spine and posture restoration?
Spinal and posture pain can be caused by an injury or in many cases degenerative aging issues that occur over time. Spinal and postural restoration addresses the musculoskeletal system as well as the neurological system to decrease pain.
Does physical therapy help back pain?
Physical therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain. With our unique treatment approach, not only do we help you eliminate pain we teach you new ways of moving while strengthening your muscles that help support your back.
What makes PTS different when it comes to treating back pain?
The true purpose of physical therapy should be to improve the central nervous system’s sensitivity to pain, thereby restoring movement to the focus area without pain. We implement a variety of simple Manual Therapy techniques to help restore the pain threshold including myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, vibration therapy and laser treatment.
How does physical therapy help chronic back pain?
PTS uses an innovative approach to treating chronic back pain which focuses on manual therapy combined with advanced technology to decrease the pain threshold while resetting the neurological pathways. Using these modalities we can decrease chronic pain and increase function helping you return to an active pain-free lifestyle.