When your lower back hurts, it can feel like your entire life goes off the rails.
At Next Level Physio, our Montclair physical therapy team is here to help you understand WHY your back is bothering you, WHAT you can do about it, and HOW to prevent your low back pain from rearing its ugly head again—so you can get your spine back to health and end this frustrating cycle of discomfort and dysfunction!
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
When it comes to your past experiences with physical therapy, did you feel:
- Your low back pain makes even your simplest daily tasks difficult—from tying your shoes to getting in and out of bed.
- You can manage your simple daily tasks, but have had to stop participating in the higher-level activities you normally enjoy, such as running, cycling, or lifting weights in the gym. You’re itching to get back to the things you love, but are totally sidelined by your bothersome back!
- You’re frustrated by a seemingly endless cycle of pain and no pain—your back hurts for a while, seems to “get better” after a couple of weeks, but then ends up feeling stiff, painful, and sore all over again.
- You sense that there’s got to be something more to your relief than just popping a pill, using a heating pad, or meeting with a surgeon.
If you see yourself somewhere in these scenarios, we invite you to find a home for healing at Next Level Physio. We combine the latest scientific research with our advanced training—plus the unique insights about your body and lifestyle that YOU bring to the table—to help you discover lasting solutions to your back pain.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
According to the National Library of Medicine, 8 out of 10 people will have back pain at least once. Most of these folks are dealing with one or more back pain risk factors—things like weak core muscles, frequent heavy lifting at work, or an acute injury. Certain health problems, like fibromyalgia and even depression, are also associated with an increased risk of back pain.
- Muscle strains and spasms
- Degenerative disc disease
- Disc herniation and bulge
- Sciatica (in addition to low back pain, this syndrome also typically causes pain and numbness that radiates into the buttock, groin, and leg)
- Spinal stenosis
Physical Therapy is a Proven Technique for Low Back Pain Relief—Here’s What You Can Expect From Our Montclair Physical Therapy Team
Physical therapy is considered a first-line treatment for low back pain. Our individually tailored physical therapy programs can improve your spinal alignment, increase core muscle strength, coordination, and endurance, enhance your postural awareness, and help you learn how to keep your spine healthy throughout the rest of your life.
Here’s what you can expect when you come to see us for help with back pain, stiffness, spasms, and other symptoms:
One-on-one care from an experienced doctor of physical therapy (unlike some other area clinics, we don’t bounce between multiple patients at once, and we won’t just slap a TENS unit on your back and leave you lying face down on a treatment table)
Customized manual therapy techniques for better pain relief, tissue healing, and range of motion
Instructions on how to complete personalized exercises, stretches, and even self-mobilization techniques that will target your specific needs—none of the cookie-cutter, run-of-the-mill routines that don’t challenge you and don’t help you get the results you want