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Physical Therapy for Back Pain in Bethesda MD

An astonishing eighty percent of people in Bethesda, MD will experience some sort of lower back pain during their lifetime. Back pain is one of the most common reasons as to why individuals call in sick to work, and also needing to see a doctor or seeking physical therapy.

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Unfortunately there can be many reasons as to why you could be experiencing lower back pain. Typically, back injuries are primarily caused by ligament sprains, muscular strains and joint dysfunction. These injuries particularly occur during or following physical pressure or force on the spine.

However, there is good news. There are plenty of methods that you can adopt to prevent or lessen the occurrence of lower back pain. If you decide to seek professional help in the form of physical therapy, your expert can inform you of these effective practices.

Early diagnosis of lower back pain followed by accurate treatment is by far the easiest way to recover quickly and to prevent any possible recurrence. Many individuals can relate to traumatic injury to the lower back from such activities as bending awkwardly when lifting a heavy object(s). Nevertheless, injuries caused by unnecessary stress (or force) on the back are the most common causes of back pain but are also easier to prevent and treat.

Most common types of back pain:

Back Muscle Strains – Muscle injuries to the lower back are the frightfully common. Muscle fatigue, excessive lifting or poor posture when lifting are certainly the most common faults. Weak back muscles can typically lead to poor joint stabilization and painful injury.
Ligament Sprains – Ligaments are strong fibrous bands of tissue that are able to limit the amount of movement in your back. Stretching ligaments too quickly or too far can often lead to a painful tear, which often comes with bleeding into the surrounding tissues. This bleeding can cause significant amounts of pain and swelling. Awkward lifting posture, sports injuries and injuries from everyday accidents (road accidents particularly) are common causes. Like another part of the body, physical therapy has been proven to hastens ligament healing and can relieve discomfort and pain so that you can return to your everyday life as quickly as possible.
Bulging Discs – A bulging disc injury in the back is a known as a spine injury that has been sustained to your spine’s intervertebral disc. The discs in your spine are the equivalent of shock-absorbers. They allow for movement at each level of your spine and provide enough spacing between to allow for the nerves of your spine to travel to your limbs.
Bone Injuries – It is possible to fracture your spine if the force or pressure involved is traumatic or you posses a low bone density. (eg osteoporosis).
Poor Posture – Poor posture when standing, lifting and even sitting can place unnecessary stress upon your spine. This can also create fatigue in muscles and ligaments. People who sit for long periods during the day, like office workers, are more susceptible to developing back pain.

There is a solution

With a direct and accurate assessment along with professional early physical therapy treatment, the majority of back injuries respond extremely well. This allows you to quickly return to your normal daily life and activities, pain and stress free. Adopting the benefits of physical therapy can often be a cheaper alternative than countless amounts of over the counter prescription pain relief and unnecessary, time consuming, trips to your doctor.

Nevertheless, lower back pain treatment may vary depending on your personal diagnosis. The professional help you seek will be able to provide you with the most suitable forms of treatment to help you get back to your original self.

If you are experiencing back pain, or suspect that you have any of the above mentioned conditions, contact Bethesda Metro Physical Therapy Today!

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Bethesda Metro Physical Therapy
6931 Arlington Road Suite T200A
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 907-2659


"After several weeks of therapy I no longer have the knee pain and can now tie my shoes while kneeling, something I hadn't been able to do in quite awhile."

- Catherine

"Very good service and everyone are easy to work with. They are very personal. They will also see that your problem is well taken care of."

- Brenda

"I been coming here for 8 weeks now and sense the first therapy I feel less pain. They all work really hard at this office. With their help I know I will be the best I can be at the end. I recommend them!"

- Miguel

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6931 Arlington Road Suite T200A

Bethesda, MD 20814