Say you decide to play a friendly game of tennis with a friend after work and you tweak your back. Or even you go to pick up your four year old grandson and something just doesn’t feel right in your low back after words. Back pain can be extremely painful and result in lost days at work, cause you to sit out from your leisurely activities and prevent you from participating in what should be easy everyday activities.
Physical Therapy Facts
The American Physical Therapy Association states that in any given 3 month period, around 25% of Americans will have low back pain. That is A LOT of people. With many of these cases, the pain isn’t too horrible and goes away eventually. But just one injury to the lower back predisposes you to re-injure yourself.
If you’ve ever had back pain, you know how limiting it can be to your everyday life. Studies have show that direct costs to treat back pain have averaged around $30 billion a year. This accounts for lost time at work, expenses for medical procedures and the medications that follow.
The evidence from current research says that physical therapy is an EFFECTIVE, and CHEAPER first choice! Because of this, more doctors are referring patients to physical therapy before prescribing opioids or performing surgical procedures. Early physical therapy is the best option for many patients!
Choose Symmetry Physical Therapy
If you are experiencing low back pain, come see us at Symmetry Physical Therapy! We can address your pain immediately and help to keep you pain free! If you have more questions about the benefits of physical therapy for low back pain, check out https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Resources/Detail/low-back-pain-why-you-should-get-physical-therapy-
Check out some of these yoga poses for low back pain from our Instagram series!
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🐍Cobra Pose🐍 • • • 🔙This pose helps to promote lumbar and thoracic extension. Cobra pose is known for assisting to increase flexibility of the spine. This pose stretches the chest while strengthening the spine and the shoulders🧜🏼♂️ • • • 🔑Extension of the spine in some philosophies of physical therapy is the key to decreasing lower back pain and restoring pain free motion👊🏽 • • • To perform this pose: 1) Start on your stomach on the mat 2) Think about reaching the legs long to help with spinal decompression 3) Place hands slightly behind the shoulders 4) Inhale to prepare 5) As you breathe out, press into the hands, lifting the head, chin and chest 6) Lower yourself down starting at the hips, ending with the head 7) Continue to perform this with the breath, lowering on the inhale and coming into extension on the exhale 8) Perform this 10-15 times! • • • ✔️Tips for Cobra PoseMake sure to brace at the core, keeping it tight to protect the lumbar spine🗝️