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Low Back Pain Treatment

“80% of people suffer from low back pain; the rest don’t know about it yet!”

Low back pain can be caused by many different conditions during the life span. Sport injures, car accidents, work related injuries are among the most common causes of the low back problems. Not every injury will cause immediate low back pain, but it will increase the chances of chronic changes in the spine and will contribute to the development of chronic diseases that will cause significant pain and restrictions in everyday life.

Common conditions that cause low back pain.

Muscle strain in low back

This is most common reason for an acute low back pain. Usually, you will wake up in the morning with severe pain, difficulty to stand, or move after doing some routine work or sport activity. Lower back strain treatment can quickly reduce the symptoms and allow you to return to regular activities.

Budging disc

Injury to the intravertebral disc in the neck or low back is probably the most frequent reason for chronic pain in the low back. It can happen at any age and known to be responsible for recurring, long lasting problems, difficulty to move, and in more severe cases disability from work.


This condition is a result of pressure on the sciatic nerve and will cause pain and abnormal sensation in the legs. Usually, it is a result of the disc bulge in the low back that is causing pressure on the sciatic nerve. Symptoms like burning, electrical sensation, numbness and tingling while sitting and standing, and moving.

Arthritis of the spine

Chronic pain in the spine combined with previous injures contributes to developing of the arthritic changes in the joints of the spine. This is a progressing condition will result in a stiffness, difficulty to move, loss of the range of motion, and chronic discomfort, if not treated.

Sacroiliac joint pain

Those two small joints connect the pelvis to the low back, might be a reason for severe pain and discomfort. Overuse of the joint, local inflammation, or sacroiliac joint sprain makes every motion uncomfortable and painful.

Pinched nerves

Multiple nerves leaving the spinal cord in the neck and low back. Pressure or tension on the nerve because of bulging disc, muscle spasm or injury will result in pain, loss of sensation, or weakness in the arms or legs.  

Spinal stenosis

Condition resulting in narrowing of the spinal canal and pressure on the nerve roots in the low back. It will cause pain and weakness in the legs, while standing and walking. This is a progressing illness that means the symptoms and restrictions will worsen over time.

All those conditions are well known to cause pain, difficulty to move, inability to go to work, play golf, ride a bike, take a walk in the nature, and enjoy life in general. If you are suffering from low back or neck pain, we invite contact our clinic for a free consultation to learn how we can help you feel better today.

How to diagnose a low back problem

Low back pain can occur without warning and will come back periodically, causing the patients to reduce mobility and give up on the activities they like to do. Over the time, those pain episodes will repeat more often, last longer, produce more severe pain and discomfort. In many cases pain will not go away completely and will recede for a short period of time.

Unfortunately, most of the family physicians know very little about specific low back problems. Most of them will recommend an x-ray, and prescribe some pain medications, without being able to find the exact diagnosis.

Being evaluated by a Physical therapist

Comprehensive examination by a trained physical therapist is the first logical step in diagnosing low back pian. They are trained clinicians, who will collect the necessary information and perform specific test to identify your problem. If needed, the therapist will recommend additional tests or will refer you to the specialist.

X-ray imaging

The simplest way to obtain the image of the spine and evaluate any structural changes and alternations. It is quick, simple, safe, and widely accessible, and is enough in most cases.

Getting an MRI or CT scan

Those are advanced imaging techniques that can create a high-quality image of the spine structure and reveal changes in the in the vertebras, discs, or nerves, soft tissues. If combined with professional clinical examination those scans are useful in confirming the diagnosis.

Physical therapy for lower back pain

Physical therapy is a safest and easiest way to treat your spinal problem. It is based on restoring natural movement in the joints of the spine, improving muscle strength to improve stability and reduce pressure on the damaged structures, reducing pain by facilitating natural body processes. Unlike pain medications and injections, that provide temporary relief at best, lower back pain treatment with physical therapy has no side effects and will eliminate pain for long period of time.

Without proper treatment low back pian is known to cause disability to work, play sports, go for a walk, meet with friends, and trigger depression and unhappiness. Modern medicine has two main approaches to the low back pain: non- surgical and surgical.

Physical therapy before and after back surgery.

Low back and neck surgeries for herniated discs became very common in the last 10 years; however, surgeries rarely provide the solution for the chronic low back pain. In addition, those surgeries require a long period of rehabilitation, cause significant pain from the procedure, and carry danger of complications.

Physical therapy prior to the surgery.

It is important to try treatment for herniated disc in lower back before committing to the surgery. Lower back pain treatment might help you to reduce the symptoms and, in most cases, prevent the dangerous surgery. Even if you will still need to have a surgery, physical therapy will help you to prepare for it, and significantly reduce post-operative pain, complications, and speed up the recovery.


Physical therapy after spinal surgery

Surgical intervention is only a first step to the recovery from the herniated disc. Physical therapy rehabilitation is an integral part of the returning to the regular life after operation. Post-surgical rehabilitation will reduce the pain, facilitate tissue healing, improve muscle strength and mobility. It will significantly improve the changes of benefiting from the procedure and being able to return to work and hobbies.

Unfortunately, many of us think that tolerating pain is the best way to deal with the low back problem; and only if we can suffer it a little longer, it will disappear on its own. This approach leads to an entirely opposite outcome and will cause minor conditions to get worse and turn into a chronic and difficult to treat disease. Asking for professional help is an important step in solving the low back pain. Doing it earlier rather than later improves the outcome of the treatment and shortens the period of discomfort and suffering.

What should you expect at physical therapy treatment for the low back pain?

Physical therapy offers a comprehensive solution that has been proven over the years as able to reduce pain and restore quality of life, without harmful side effects of medications and surgery. Therapy is able not only to help during the acute pain episodes but can also prevent the recurrence of the acute pain periods and allow patients to resume their normal activities and hobbies.

You will start feeling better in a matter of days and not months.

In a few short treatment sessions you will have less pian, more energy and better mobility. The treatment will not only decrease the symptoms but will also improve the everyday function, mood, and reduce anxiety.

Your therapist will diagnose the problem on your first visit.

You should be able to understand the issues and the way it should be treated. If necessary, you might be recommended to have an imaging test done to confirm the diagnosis.

You will be able to prevent the problem from happening again.

Unlike pain medications and injections, physical therapy will treat not only pain, but also the underlaying reason for it. This will prevent the back pain form happening again and again and is as important as reducing it right now.

Lower back strain treatment

Medical massage and manual therapy in combination with electrical stimulation are very effective in reducing pain and stiffness, and inflammation. In addition, specific stretching and strengthening exercises to restore the normal motion in the spinal joints and facilitate the regeneration of the tissue.

Treatment for herniated disc in lower back

Mechanical traction and manual therapy are important at the first stage of healing. Additional exercises that include lumbar stabilization techniques, and flexibility to reduce pressure on the damaged disc and allow long term healing, and prevention of the symptoms in the future.

Lower back arthritis treatment

Mechanical traction and manual therapy are important at the first stage of healing. Additional exercises that include lumbar stabilization techniques, and flexibility to reduce pressure on the damaged disc and allow long term healing, and prevention of the symptoms in the future.

Pinched nerve in lower back treatment

There are specific decompression protocols to reduce the pressure on the nerve, eliminate pain, and stiffness. Gentle stretching with combination of manual mobilization and electrical stimulation to facilitate the regeneration of the damaged nerve tissue. Neuro-muscular rehabilitation will improve the way the muscle groups work together and unsure long-term results.

Miracle PT and massage center.

At Miracle Physical Therapy we can help you to get on the right track and start the journey. You can call us to schedule a free no obligation consultation with a therapist in person or over the phone. If you feel ready to start some real physical therapy for lower back pain, we can schedule your appointment in the next 24 hours.

Starting physical therapy in our Warren or Farmington Hills location will allow you to feel better in the next days and not years.

  • In the small number of sessions, we will help you to reduce stiffness and pain and start feeling better.

  • We will diagnose your real problem on your first visit, and together we will build the treatment plan to get rid of pain and other symptoms you are suffering from.

  • You will be able to get rid of the pain medications and enjoy life without relying on harmful substances with severe side effects and complications.

  • Proper treatment will help you to avoid major surgery with long recovery and severe risks every surgery has.

Is your problem acute or chronic?

At Miracle Physical Therapy and Massage Center we specialize in treating both chronic and acute low back pain conditions and helping hundreds of patients every year to enjoy their life without pain. We are using scientifically proven treatment approach, which helps to restore mobility, improve strength, and decrease pain without harmful side effects of addictive pain medications and invasive surgeries. We are operating two clinics in Farmington Hills and Warren Michigan.

Long lasting results!

At Miracle Physical Therapy and Massage Center we believe that it is not only important to get rid of the pain today, but also to prevent it from coming back repeatedly. By addressing the source of the condition that is causing pain, we can improve quality of life and allow our patients to enjoy it fully.

Learning and understanding the problem each specific patient is suffering from, goes a long way in treating it.

It is not a magic trick, but science, knowledge and experience we accumulated over the last 20 years that make Miracle Physical Therapy and Massage Center the best place to treat low back problems.

Call us today for more information or to schedule the beginning of your therapy.

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