1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that back pain will “just go away with time,” but then 6 to 8 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed…or it gets worse.
2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises! One of the best things to help you ease your back pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises—the right exercises given to you by a physical therapist will help reduce pain and allow you to move freely again, AND make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon.
3. Avoid sitting and long periods of rest! Ever tried to get up from the couch after resting for a while? Do you struggle because your back feels so painful and tight? That’s because one of the worst things you can do for back pain is rest or sit for long periods of time. Too much rest makes your back stiff and tight. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
4. Get real, “hands-on” physical therapy! Physical therapy, especially manual physical therapy, is proven to help people with low-back pain. In fact, at Sports Performance Physical Therapy, it’s one of our specialties! If your back pain is affecting your job, threatening your ability to keep active, destroying your independence, or getting in the way of spending quality time with family and friends, physical therapy can help get you back to the active life you deserve!
If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Sports Performance Physical Therapy can help you live with less back pain, we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free Discovery Visit:
NOTE: This complimentary Discovery Visit is something that we offer to people who are new to physical therapy, skeptical of its benefits, or unsure if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a Discovery Visit so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done—without any financial risk on your part.