Take a look below to see some of the common injuries and some tips to avoid back pain.
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.
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.
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.
The results you want. The care you deserve.