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Low Back Pain

Dr. Matthew Kuik PT, DPT CSCS
Owner and Founder of San Francisco Physical Therapy & Performance

Back Pain Can Be Curbed With A Physical Therapist's Assistance At San Francisco Physical Therapy & Performance In San Francisco.

Back discomfort is sometimes dismissed as nothing more than a minor ailment that will go away on its own. It’s also typical to attribute it to “sleeping awkwardly,” call it a “spasm,” or say that “everyone” has it occasionally.

It happened for no apparent cause, but nothing seems to be altering.

We frequently hear stories like yours, so you’re not alone if it’s happening to you. One of the most frequent issues we treat is lower back pain and sciatica.

And everyone we encounter is curious about how to deal with back discomfort…

“Why Is This Happening To Me?” you may be asking. Or, why, even after enduring it for 3-6 months, do I still experience back pain? (Occasionally More!)
Most individuals believe that back pain will just go away on its own when they experience it.

They believe that when they wake up one morning, “magic” will make it such that their back agony never existed. However, six months later, your back discomfort is still present and frequently worse than it was at the beginning.

Does It Describe You?

Another scenario that we encounter frequently is when clients go to the doctor and are told to rest and “try these painkillers” and “see how it goes.”

However, this is rarely the greatest advice, and many people end up coming back to the doctor after 4 weeks since things haven’t improved. Worse, they’re frequently given another prescription for harsher drugs and told to rest even more. This is absurd, and it explains why so many individuals in the United States suffer from persistent lower back discomfort.

Have You Ever Experienced Something Similar?

Why else does back pain stay longer than it should? It’s easy to become confused because you’ve been told so many different things by so many different individuals. Many people are willing to offer advice, but much of it is rarely reliable.

Maybe you think your back pain was caused by something you did, like lifting or sleeping awkwardly, but it was caused by years and years of poor posture and poor movement, which caused the muscles in your lower back to become weak, and the lifting or awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that.

Back pain may be incredibly perplexing if you don’t know what you’re doing, and as a result, many people just accept it as a ‘part of life’ – as if it’s normal and ‘just the way it is’. Why else does back pain stay longer than it should? It’s easy to become confused because you’ve been told so many different things by so many different individuals. Many people are willing to offer advice, but much of it is rarely reliable.

Do You Have the Same Thoughts?

If You Have Back Pain, Here Are 7 More Reasons Why It May Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  1. You expected it to go away on its own, but it didn’t.
  2. You went to the doctor, who advised you to relax and take pain relievers, but the drugs did little to improve your back, and once they wore off, chronic back pain returned.
  3. You just accepted it because a family member or acquaintance informed you that everyone suffers back pain as they get older.
  4. You’ve already tried different Healthcare Professionals or Physical therapists, but nothing they said or did appear to help.
  5. You attempted YouTube workouts, but they either didn’t work or made your back discomfort worse.
  6. You thought it would be a good idea to relax because your back pain was so awful, but it only made it feel stiffer and tighter.
  7. You chose to get a couple of “massages” in the hopes that they would relieve your discomfort, but all they did was make you feel good and relaxed and did nothing to help you in the long run.

If any of these things have happened to you, we’d love to help you by encouraging you to schedule a call with our low back specialist to find out what we can do to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things is a GOOD THING since knowing what doesn’t work brings you closer to discovering what does!

If you want to obtain some serious guidance over the phone, use the link below to book a call with us. The phone call is free, and there is no need to make appointments with us following the conversation. Our goal is to assist you in making the best decision about what to do next.

"What Can I Do to Quickly Relieve My Back Pain?"

Here are four options, if you so choose:

  1. You must first choose whether or not to seek assistance: Many people put off seeking help for back pain for far too long, hoping that it will “go away with time,” only to find that six months later, the pain is still present and, in some cases, has worsened.
  2. Next, do the APPROPRIATE 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 Physiotherapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quickly; and the right exercises will ensure that the problems don’t come back anytime soon (or aggravate your back even more like some exercises do).
  3. Don’t sit or lie down for too long. Have you ever tried to get off the couch after sleeping in and found that your back was stiff and hurting? Because sitting or resting for too long is one of the worst things you can do for back discomfort. When you sit or lie down in an awkward position for too long, your back becomes rigid and tight. In addition to manual therapy, you may find it helpful to perform specific strengthening exercises for improved posture to resume your normal activities as soon as feasible.
  4. Experience the benefits of physical therapy for low back pain with direct, “hands-on” care. it’s one of the most prevalent ailments we treat at San Francisco Physical Therapy & Performance Physical Therapy. Physical therapy can help you get back to doing the things you love and enjoy life again as soon as possible if back pain is keeping you from doing them or preventing you from doing them.

Call us for a free, no-obligation, risk-free consultation to find out how the physical therapists at San Francisco Physical Therapy & Performance can help you live with reduced back pain:

So, What Is the Next Question?

"How Can Seeing A Physical Therapist At San Francisco Physical Therapy & Performance Help You Get Rid Of Your Back Pain - In A Few Days?"

Here are a few examples of what San Francisco Physical Therapy & Performance can accomplish for you:

Essentially, we can assist you in resuming your life free of the curse of persistent back pain.

If you want to know how much it costs – and what availability we have at our San Francisco PT & Performance – simply click the button below and fill out the brief form:

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