Back pain is the most commonly diagnosed musculoskeletal problem in the United States today. Unfortunately, pain alone can be difficult for doctors to treat. As you will learn in this video, a physical therapy plan that focuses on treating the underlying medical issues that cause pain can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.
Although diagnoses vary, back pain is most commonly caused by herniated discs. To address a patient’s pain, physical therapists focus on reducing muscle spasms and muscular weakness while improving tendon tightness and posture. When a patient’s movement and flexibility increases, his or her pain decreases.
If you are considering physical therapy to alleviate your back pain, consult your spine specialist for treatment. Visit the Houston office of Dr. Gary Kraus, MD or call Kraus Back & Neck Institute at (888) 816-8954 to learn more about your options for non-surgical pain relief.