Physical Therapy for Back Pain and Neck Pain

More than 90 percent of people experience back pain or neck pain at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, many people do nothing about it and suffer from symptoms that often worsen if left untreated. The good news is that physical therapy can usually determine the factors contributing to the problem, relieve the pain, and resolve the situation.

Back pain or neck pain can be caused by work tasks, habitual postures, or overuse. More obviously, the pain may result in a serious injury such as a fall or other accident. Sometimes, a spinal problem can cause pain to radiate to the arms, legs, or head. Spinal issues can result in a loss in productivity at home and work and keep you from doing the things you love.

What are the Most Common Types of Back Pain and Neck Pain?

The most common cause of back pain or neck pain is a muscle injury from excessive stretch or excessive strain. It can be caused by overuse, such as heavy lifting or repetitive motions that put continual stress on the back or neck muscles. Compromised posture and prolonged sitting are other contributing factors.

Diagnostic terms which describe specific types of neck pain and back pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbago
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica

Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Back Pain and Neck Pain

Physical therapy for back pain and neck pain focuses on the structures that support the spine and its joints, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The general approach is to reduce pain and stiffness, restore mobility, and strengthen muscles.

Here at Bayside Physical Therapy, your physical therapist will perform an examination to determine the factors contributing to your back pain or neck pain. They will create a customized treatment plan to your individual needs to decrease pain, increase flexibility, improve strength, and ultimately restore skilled function.

The specific treatment is individualized for each patient, dependent on the outcome of the evaluation and ongoing spinal assessment as treatment progresses. The overall goal is to return to normal function.

When Should You Seek Help for Back Pain and Neck Pain?

If you suffer from back pain or neck pain, you should seek physical therapy intervention now. Physical therapy can help alleviate your symptoms, whether it is a new problem, a recurrent problem, or a long term situation.

Your Road to Recovery Starts with Us

At Bayside Physical Therapy, your health and well-being come first. Schedule an evaluation or appointment at our Clearwater office today and get back on the road to unimpaired living.

We are conveniently located in the same building as Bayside Urgent Care Center in Clearwater, Florida. The clinic is only a short drive from nearby Clearwater Beach, Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, Countryside, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, and Indian Rocks Beach.

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Saturday and  Sunday: Closed

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