If you or someone you know has got lower back pain, stiffness or even an ache, it is not uncommon for people to think “If I ignore this, it will go away on its own.” It can be quite easy to think that the cause was from not sleeping properly, maybe from golf, lifting, or carrying something… Or that the stiffness you are experiencing is something you must live with because you are aging… and that is just what happens as you get older. Maybe you have done nothing at all to hurt your back (that you can recall)… but it just isn’t getting any better.
If any of these describes you, we want you to know that you are not alone… And we hear our clients talk about these “feelings” and “thoughts” all the time. In fact, Lower Back Pain and Sciatica symptoms are THE most common problem that we see in our clinics.
And when it comes to living with Back Pain, everybody we see wants to know…
“Why is This Happening to Me?” or
“How Many Months Do I Have to Suffer From Back Pain Before It Will Go Away?”…
Most people think that when they get Back Pain, it’s simply going to go away on its own. The hope is that they may wake up and the back pain will have disappeared, like it had never even occurred.
But then the back pain returns and the same “hope” you had before to magically drive it away does not happen. Several months later you’re still living with back pain, which often is worse than it was before.
Does That Sound Like You?
Another scenario that we see quite frequently is when people go to the Doctor for Back Pain, and the Doctor tells them to just rest and “try these painmeds”… and “let’s see how it goes”. Does that sound familiar?
But wait… it gets even better! This approach rarely offers significant positive outcomes and after 6 weeks, you return to the Doctor because so little change has occurred. Now, the Doctor may refill your prescription pain pills. Remember, the pain meds didn’t help in the first 6 weeks.
The irony really is, that the “wait and see” approach to treating low back pain is HIGHLY INEFFECTIVE. It often causes more frustration because the passive approach does not work for most people. And then they tell you to rest some more or to order high-level imaging, like an MRI. And we wonder why we have such a problem with managing back pain! It’s madness… and even borderline insanity (that we keep doing things the same way and expecting a different result each time). This can even explain why so many people aged 50+ are suffering with chronic back pain.
So the next question is…
“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapy Specialist at Innovative Physical Therapy Possibly Improve Your Back Pain… In Just One Session?”
Here are just a few of the things our Physical Therapy Team can do for you: