(985) 869-7221
5404 LA-22 Suite 200, Mandeville, LA 70471

Tips to Avoid These Three Common Back Injuries

Original Publish Date
October 7, 2021

Take a look below to see some of the common injuries and some tips to avoid back pain.

Herniated/Bulging Disc:

This injury commonly occurs with an increased load from bending forward such as lifting or pushing a heavy object, falling, or sitting for a long period. The best way to avoid a herniated disc is:

Core strength is associated with the deep abdominal muscles and muscles surrounding the hip or glutes. Seeing a physical therapist can help address weakened core/glute muscles and prevent a low back injury.

Lumbar Strain:

This injury commonly occurs with overuse or trauma. In the instance of overuse, such as a job with a high physical demand level, proper body mechanics while lifting or carrying as well as increased core strength can help. In the instance of a car accident or a fall, getting back to normal movement can be hindered by pain. The best-recommended recovery for traumatic instances is a slowly progressed strengthening program, which can easily be provided with physical therapy.

SacroIliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction:

This injury most commonly occurs in women after childbirth or through a person’s genetics, meaning you’re born with it. Typically a joint dysfunction occurs over time or chronically. This type of injury also requires core and glute strengthening to help stabilize the low back and prevent further injuries including the ones above. A physical therapist may provide a good strengthening program as well as some muscle-energy techniques or mobilizations to address this issue.

Physical therapists commonly treat these injuries and help build the correct program for you to address your goals. So do not wait! Schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists to ADDRESS your pain or PREVENT these injuries from occurring. Call Comprehensive Physical Therapy today at (985) 869-7221 and schedule your personalized evaluation with one of our physical therapists. Start your journey back to PAIN-FREE living.


The results you want. The care you deserve.

By Dr. Billy Beaudreau, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, FAAOMPT

CALL COMPREHENSIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY TODAY AT 985-869-7221 FOR A DETAILED EVALUATION AND GET BACK TO DOING WHAT YOU LOVE!

Call Us Today
(985) 869-7221
-OR-