Lower back pain is very common, and about 80% of adults in the United States may experience it at some point in their life. If you have lower back pain and it’s affecting your everyday life, let the experienced therapy team at Sweetwater Sports Medicine at OakBend Medical Center in Sugar Land, Texas reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. To get started, call the office or book an appointment online.
Lower back pain usually results from an issue with the mechanics of your spine or an injury to the muscles or other soft tissue. Common conditions that cause lower back pain include:
Injuries to the muscles and ligaments usually result in short-term lower back pain, while conditions that affect your spine often lead to chronic pain.
In addition to a dull ache in your lower back, you may experience:
Being able to identify and describe your pain to your doctor helps improve treatment.
If your lower back pain has been lingering for more than a week, it’s time to call your doctor. The Sweetwater Sports Medicine team may recommend conservative treatment to start, including:
The skilled physical therapists at Sweetwater Sports Medicine at Oakbend Medical Center have specialized training for managing lower back pain caused by both soft tissue injuries and mechanical problems with the spine.
The team designs a plan specific to your health and functional needs to reduce your pain, which might include:
The goal of treatment is to improve back support by strengthening your abdominal muscles.
Besides the exercises you do at the clinic, the physical therapists at Sweetwater Sports Medicine also provide a home exercise program. Following your program helps prevent further back pain and improves your overall fitness for better health.
Proper body mechanics when lifting and maintaining good posture are essential for preventing or reducing lower back pain.
If you need help managing your lower back pain, call the office or make an appointment using the online booking agent.