Managing back pain can be very difficult, especially chronic conditions. The clinicians at Vernon Physical Therapy and Wellness are highly trained in identifying and treating the source of your back pain. We are recognized as being the clinicians of choice in helping patients who have experienced failed results with other treatments.
According to the National Institute of Health, 8 out 10 people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. It can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it difficult to perform even low level activities. Back pain can start very suddenly if you lift something too heavy or fall. Or it can slowly worsen over time from repetitive activities or prolonged positions. There are many causes to back pain including:
Here are some things that increase your risk of back pain:That 3 letter word…A-G-E Back pain is more common the older you get. You may experience your first onset of back pain when you are in your 40's. Learn more about preventing back pain.
Extra Baggage Being overweight will stress the back and cause pain. If you’re overweight, lose a few pounds and your joints will thank you! Take a look at our nutrition and yoga programs and see how we can help you with your goals.
Work, work, work If your job duties require you to lift, push, pull, or twist your spine, you are at a higher risk for injury. If you work at a desk all day and have poor ergonomics, you may also get back pain. Learn more about workplace wellness.
Mom and Dad Some causes of back pain are hereditary, especially arthritic conditions. A physical therapist can teach you the skills to help manage your pain.
Other diseases There are several diseases and disorders that can cause back pain. The physical therapists at Precision Therapy are highly trained in recognizing or ruling out these conditions.
Cough…cough If you smoke cigarettes, your body is not getting enough nutrients to the disks and other tissues in your back. Many times, the cause of chronic back pain in smokers is the result of injury while repetitive coughing. People who smoke are much slower to heal than those who don’t therefore back pain may last longer following an injury. Find a solution to stop smoking TODAY!