Physical Therapy For Back Pain
There can be many causes of back pain and it is the job of our physical therapists to find the causes and the correct treatment to help you relieve back pain and injury.
At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we will design a treatment plan for your specific injury that results in a significant decrease in pain and increase in daily mobility. Using the combination of therapeutic modalities, stretching, and strengthening, many cases of back pain can be alleviated.
For example, one’s back pain may stem from a weak core or abs. By strengthening the abs, back pain may be reduced. Or maybe your back pain stems from bad posture throughout the day as you sit at your desk on the computer or are hunched over in a chair. Our physical therapists will help you find the correct posture to begin the process of healing your back and getting rid of your pain.
Here are a few exercises that can help back pain:
- Core Exercises - This includes various types of sit-ups, crunches, and leg lifts to strengthen your core. The abdomen is a major muscle that balances the body with many of it’s movements. With a weak core, the back can be overcompensating for this weakness leading to pain.
- Singe Knee To Chest Stretch - First lie on your back and bend both of your knees. Hold the thigh right behind your knee and bring just one knee up to your chest. Hold this stretch for 20 seconds and then relax. Repeat the stretch 5 times on each side.
- Straight Leg Raises - First lie on your back. Put one leg straight while keeping the other knee bent. Tighten your abdomen. This will stabilize your back and then slowly lift your leg straight off of the ground about 6 to 12 inches. Hold this position for 1 to 5 seconds and then lower your leg slowly. Repeat on each leg 10 times.
Please make sure to consult with one of our physical therapists before doing these exercises as doing them incorrectly may lead to further injury. If you have had back pain for some time, it is time to begin Physical Therapy, a proven method to alleviate back pain and injury.
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Cross Bay Physical Therapy is located in Howard Beach, Queens. Call 718-835-0084 and schedule your first appointment today!
By Benjamin Bieber